“I was seven years old when I decided I wanted to be a composer. I was rebelling against my piano teacher. So I decided if I write my own music, which is much more fun than practicing piano, I can play whatever way I want.” – Dai Fujikura
Dai Fujikura was born in 1977 in Osaka, Japan.
He was fifteen when he moved to the United Kingdom, where he won the Serocki International Composers Competition. Since then, he has been awarded many other important prizes including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Otaka Prize, the Paul Hindemith Prize and The Silver Lion Award from Venice Biennale 2017.
Explore Secret Forest in this video produced by British contemporary classical music label NMC Recordings.
The US Premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest is sponsored by Raulee Marcus.