Kaoru Fukuda

Karou FukudaPianist Kaoru Fukada made her New York debut in 2009 with The Centre Symphony Orchestra at the invitation of Maestro José Alejandro Guzmán, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor. She was subsequently invited by conductor Scott Jackson Wiley to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto N. 4 with both the South Shore Symphony of Rockville Centre, New York and the Regina Opera Orchestra of Brooklyn. These performances capped over a decade of activity as a performer and teacher in New York City, and marked the beginning of an ongoing artistic relationship with The Centre Symphony. In 2013 she performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto N. 1 with the orchestra, again at the invitation of Maestro Guzmán. The success of that engagement led to a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto N. 2 in F minor in 2015. A fourth appearance with Centre Symphony is forthcoming in May of 2018, this time with Beethoven's Triple Concerto, under the baton of maestro Wiley and in the prestigious company of Muneko Otani, violinist, and Elizabeth Anderson, cellist, both of the Cassatt Quartet.

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Kaoru Fukada began her piano training at the age of four. She was accepted into the piano studio of Michiko Okamoto at the prestigious Toho Gakuen School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. After her graduation, she moved to New York City and was awarded a Master’s Degree from New York University, studying under Martin Canin of the Juilliard School. Later she worked with the noted piano pedagogue, Tamara Poddubnaya. After teaching for some years at New York University, she joined the faculty of the Long Island Conservatory of Music and accepted a position as pianist with the Regina Opera Company. Since relocating to Japan in 2012, she has been active as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. The live recording of her recent sold out piano recital at Tokyo Opera City, has been released on CD and has received excellent reviews.