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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, String Section, The 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015

Musical Study Experiences

Previously studied in master classes under Furukawa Nobuo, Daniel Grosgurin, Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi, Lluis Claret, Gavriel Lipkind and Antonio Meneses
The Japan Federation of Musicians Scholarship for emerging artists to study in Japan supported by Munetsugu Angel Fund
Aoyama Music Foundation Scholarship Student
Graduated from the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts and currently studying at the Department of Instrumental Music, the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts


Previously studied cello under Kuwata Ayumu, Yamazaki Nobuko and Nakagi Kenji

Musical Careers

2011 Winner, the 2nd Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Audition
2013 1st Place and Japan Broadcasting Corporation Award, Cello Category, University Division, the 67th Student Music concours of Japan
2015 Grand Prix, the 21st Okiden Sugarhall Debut Recital Audition
2nd Place, String Section, the 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015
2016 1st Place and the audience prize, the 12th Viva Hall Cello Competition
CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2016 Artist

Further Activities

Began learning piano from 6 years old and has won various competitions including the Japan Piano Teachers Association Audition. From 13 to 15 years studied pipe organ under Hirai Yasuko. Fujiwara performs on the cello in solos, chamber ensemble, and professional orchestras. He performs at studio recordings as well.


Compositions from Baroque to contemporary, including unaccompanied pieces, virtuosos, small pieces, sonatas, and concertos. In particular I am good at Dvořák, Elgar and Shostakovich's works as well as film scores and popular music. In cello ensembles I am familiar with 2 to 4 cellos. I am also working on a variety of chamber ensemble.

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