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SASAKI Fuyuhiko

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SASAKI Fuyuhiko

SASAKI Fuyuhiko

Comissioned Composer
SASAKI Fuyuhiko

Fuyuhiko Sasaki, composer and harpist received his B.A. and M.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts where he studied composition under Toshiro Mayuzumi and Teizo Matsumura, and harp under Ayako Shinozaki. Widely active as a soloist, ensemble, and orchestra harpist in the western tradition, he is the preeminent performer on the ancient kugo harp, a replication of the Japanese eighth-century instrument in the Shôsôin Repository Collection. His recital in New York City “Kugo Resonance” presented by Music From Japan 2012 Festival was highly praised by the New York Times. He served as Music Director of the Shirane Tôgenkyô Harp Festival from 1990 until 1993 and received the Excellent Composer Prize at the Second International Fukui Harp Music Competition in 1995. He has released 4 CD albums of harp: Jesus bleibet meine Freude, Dona Nobis Pacem, Resurrection with You, and About Love. In addition, Kugo, Ancient Resonance Reborn received an “Outstanding CD” award from review Record Geijutsu (Recorded Art).

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