Sony Classical is delighted to release the first track from the eagerly-anticipated debut album by the extraordinarily gifted young Japanese pianist, Mao Fujita. Having signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical at the end of last year, his studio recording of the Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas is scheduled for release in Autumn 2022. Mao Fujita has chosen to share here his sparkling and captivating reading of Mozart’s much-loved Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 ‘Sonata facile’/II. Andante.
Fujita was born in Tokyo and started playing the piano at the age of three, winning many prizes along the way, including becoming the Silver Medallist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, where his special musical qualities received exceptional praise from an international jury of leading musicians.
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".