Berlin, November 24, 2021 - Sony Classical International is delighted to announce that it has signed an exclusive multi-album deal with young Japanese pianist, Mao Fujita.
The new partnership will see this gifted young musician explore many facets of the repertoire across several releases, starting with an eagerly-anticipated studio recording of Mozart’s complete Piano Sonatas, planned for release in Autumn 2022.
The Times recently wrote of him: "Fujita is a musician of tremendous versatility and taste, with a poetic sense of pulse and eloquent, insightful, fearless articulation."
Born in Tokyo and starting piano tuition at the age of three, Fujita was still studying at the Tokyo College of Music when, in 2017 he won First Prize at the prestigious Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland, along with the Audience Award, Prix Modern Times and the Prix Coup de Coeur. This significant achievement first brought him to the attention of the international music community. He then became the Silver Medallist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow where his special musical qualities received exceptional praise from the jury of leading musicians. He has since been invited to appear in recital at major international festivals including the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the Verbier Festival, Tsinandali and Riga-Jurmala Festivals among others. Recent and upcoming orchestral highlights include performances with the Munich Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala and St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
The President of Sony Classical, Per Hauber noted: “Mao Fujita is an extraordinarily talented performer and has the ability to instantly captivate any audience with his incredible musicianship. We are all very excited to work with Mao and to help share his artistry with the world.”
Mao Fujita added: “I am extremely excited about this wonderful opportunity to work with the team at Sony Classical and look forward to us planning and releasing many exciting piano projects together.”