Haydn, Andante con variazioni
Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (‘Appassionata’)
'beautifully poised’ The Guardian
‘a total joy’ The Times
Such praise is commonplace when describing the playing of concert pianist Reiko Fujisawa. Since making her solo debut at the Southbank Centre in 1999, and at the Wigmore Hall soon after, Reiko has established herself as an exciting and formidable virtuoso performer on the concert platform.
Reiko has appeared at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad, including King’s Place London, the festivals of Belfast, Brighton, Chichester, and overseas in Japan and South Africa. Her unique upbringing and training continues to influence her musical outlook. Studying in Tokyo, San Francisco, and London – the city she has since called home – Reiko’s playing embodies a European sensibility that has its roots in musical Japan.
Reiko plays with Ensemble Tōzai, a quartet that combines Western and Japanese instrumentation, as well as in Principals of Sound, a group comprising the woodwind principals of the top London symphony orchestras. Reiko’s solo CD, which was released in 2012 by Quartz, met with unanimous acclaim and was described by The Arts Desk as “irresistible”.
Reiko’s Goldberg Project 2016 saw the ambitious performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations throughout the UK, including Chichester, Derby, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Crawley, and London.