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Shin-ichi FUKUDA GUITAR

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1955 in Osaka, Shin-ichi Fukuda started playing the classical guitar at the age of eleven under Maestro Tatsuya Saitoh (1942-2006). 
In 1977, Fukuda moved to Paris and continued his music training in "L'Ecole Normal de la Musique" , under Maestro Alberto Ponce.As he continued his studies in "Academia Chigiana" in Siena / Italy with scholaship, under Maestro Oscar Ghiglia during 1980-1984.
After getting his diploma in Paris and Siena, Fukuda was awarded many important competition prizes, include the highest honor 1st prize in the 23rd Paris International Guitar Competition, organized by Radio France.

Since then, more than 35 years, Fukuda pursues his brilliant concert carrier as a top guitarist, performs extensively solo recitals, concertos with orchestra, and chamber music in major cities around the world. 

Fukuda is also highly gifted and enthusiastic teacher and as such has trained many pupils who have gone on to gain the highest honors, these include young Japanese guitarists, Kaori Muraji, Daisuke Suzuki, Yasuji Ohagi etc... 
Now, Fukuda is a guest professor at Shanghai Conservatory (China), Osaka College of Music and Hiroshima / Elisabeth University of Music (Japan).

Notable activity in recent years, great cuban composer Leo Brouwer (1939-) wrote the largest work "Concerto de Requiem~In memoriam Takemitsu II" for  guitar and orchestra, and dedicated it to Fukuda. In 2008, he started to giving successful world premiere tour, at first, in Koblenz / Germany, Cordoba / Spain, Taipei / Taiwan, and in 2011 in Sao Paulo / Brazil.

Then, Fukuda was honored "Art Encouragement Prize of Music 2011" by the Japanese government, as musician of the highest class.

More than 80 CD, LD,DVD & VIDEO albums, since his record debut 1984,
actually his new recordings are "Bach on Guitar series" (by Meister Music) 
and "Japanese Guitar Music series"(by NAXOS' world wide distribution).