A Pianist's Favorite
It's one thing to listen to Mozart and another to spend the hours and hours necessary to perform his music. That kind of commitment brings a new appreciation to a composer.
As a highly acclaimed concert pianist, Natsuki Fukasawa has had hours of practice and performance time to become intimately familiar with his works. Join us as she discusses her favorite Mozart pieces from a pianist's perspective.
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Photo credit: Nikki Ritcher Photography
Steinway Artist Natsuki Fukasawa has performed throughout the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, as well as in Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and China. She is a recipient of a rave review in Fanfare magazine and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards.
As a soloist, Fukasawa toured Italy performing Gershwin's Concerto in F. And in the past year, she appeared performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and 5, Brahms Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as the Ravel Concerto in G.
Fukasawa serves on the artist faculty for the Talis Festival and Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps and is a faculty member of American River College and the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. She also enjoys nurturing young talents in her own private studio, where her students are winners of state, national and international competitions including the NPR’s From the Top and Chopin National Competition, and go on to pursue music in college.
Fukasawa records for Da Capo, Classico, and North Pacific Music labels, and her career was awarded the 2018 Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has earned her degrees from the Juilliard School, University of Maryland, and studied at the Prague Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.
During her free time, Fukasawa enjoys running, swimming, tap dancing, and playing with her two kitties.