FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAse: June 25th 2009

DOMO RECORDS/Fontana

TO RELEASE THE U.S. DEBUT OF WORLD-RENOWNED CONCERT PIANIST:

FUZJKO HEMMING

NEW ALBUM ”FUZJKO” TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 14th,2009
Including Romantic Repertoire of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti & Debussy

PERFORMING IN LOS ANGELES @ BROAD STAGE – JULY 24th & JULY 26th

NEW YORK @ ALICE TULLY HALL – FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
Having wowed much of the Eastern Hemisphere for years, classical pianist
Fuzjko Hemming is preparing for her introduction to the United States.
Having been born into humble circumstances, child of a Japanese mother and
Russian-Swedish father, she has felt rootless, too Asian in appearance for
Sweden, and in Japan constricted by the society’s stratified and
class-oriented way of life. Then, as she was starting to gain traction as a
professional musician, her promising career was cut short.-Fuzjko lost all
hearing in her left ear after battling a serious cold. At 16, she already
lost her hearing in her right ear due to illness. Completely deaf for 4
years, she eventually had 40% of her hearing restored by the age of 21. 

After living in poverty in Europe for many years before returning to Japan
and gaining acclaim for her music-critics hailed her as being “born to play
Chopin and Liszt.” In 1999, Japan’s NHK Television aired a documentary of
her life and she released her debut album, La Campanella, which sold more
than two million copies, a rare accomplishment for any classical artist. She
also has won an unprecedented four Classical Album of the Year Awards at the
Japan Gold Disc Awards, another extraordinary achievement for any artist,
let alone a classical artist. She remains the only four-time Gold Disc Award
winner.

Since that time she has recorded numerous successful albums -  invigorating
collections of classical interpretations, five of which are being released
for the first time in the U.S. on her label Domo Records: Echoes of
Eternity, La Campanella, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Nocturnes of
Melancholy, Live at Carnegie Hall

On the new album, Fuzjko , the artist performs largely romantic repertoire
ranging from Beethoven’s “The Tempest” sonata to works by Chopin, Liszt,
Scarlatti and Debussy. In each piece, whether performing Chopin’s Nocturnes
or Liszt’s bravura pieces “La Campanella” and “Grand Etudes D’Apres Paganini
No. 6″, Fuzjko infuses poetry to these timeless compositions, and always in
her own eminently attractive style. The warmth of Fuzjko’s sound can also be
heard in Scarlatti’s Sonata K.162 and Debussy’s “Claire De Lune”. Although
much of the repertoire is familiar, Fuzjko also dips into lesser known works
like Liszt’s transcription of Schumann’s “Fruhlinghsnacht”, and Chopin’s
“Trois Nouvelles Etudes No.3, and always played with her celebrated
musicality much in evidence.

The celebrated virtuoso blends the classicality of her influences such as
Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin with the sophisticated approach of her mentors
(Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan) to create an emotional delivery of
exquisite craftsmanship. She’s been known to bring some fans to tears with
her moving immersion in her music.

Fuzjko is also a gifted painter. She took an interest in painting and
drawing at the same time she was learning to play piano; both her father and
her mother’s sister were painters. While on location in Europe, Fuzjko can
usually be found painting in between tour stops. She made her art debut in
Ginza, Japan in the early 2000s.  The Embassy of Sweden also showcased her
portraits in May 2003. More recently, Fuzjko’s 20-piece copperplate
exhibition was on display in Paris throughout February and March 2009. Her
delicate water-color display marks the cover of Fuzjko.

With her strikingly unorthodox playing style and intricate ethnic roots,
it’s evident that Fuzjko’s true home is at the piano, where she reveals
herself as a true artist of the world.

For further information:    Doreen D’Agostino    646.829.0652
917.916.2626

www.doreendagostinomedia.com   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAse: June 24th 2009, nEW yoRK, n.y.

DOMO RECORDS/FontaNA

tO RELEASE THE U.S. DEBUT OF WORLD-RENOWNED CONCERT PIANIST:

Fuzjko Hemming

new album FUZJKO to be released july 14, 2009

Including Romantic Repertoire of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti &
Debussy

PERFORMING IN LOS ANGELES @ BROAD STAGE – JULY 24th & JULY 26th

NEW YORK @ ALICE TULLY HALL – FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

Having wowed much of the Eastern Hemisphere for years, classical pianist
Fuzjko Hemming is preparing for her introduction to the United States.
Having been born into humble circumstances, child of a Japanese mother and
Russian-Swedish father, she has felt rootless, too Asian in appearance for
Sweden, and in Japan constricted by the society’s stratified and
class-oriented way of life. Then, as she was starting to gain traction as a
professional musician, her promising career was cut short.-Fuzjko lost all
hearing in her left ear after battling a serious cold. At 16, she already
lost her hearing in her right ear due to illness. Completely deaf for 4
years, she eventually had 40% of her hearing restored by the age of 21. 

After living in poverty in Europe for many years before returning to Japan
and gaining acclaim for her music-critics hailed her as being “born to play
Chopin and Liszt.” In 1999, Japan’s NHK Television aired a documentary of
her life and she released her debut album, La Campanella, which sold more
than two million copies, a rare accomplishment for any classical artist. She
also has won an unprecedented four Classical Album of the Year Awards at the
Japan Gold Disc Awards, another extraordinary achievement for any artist,
let alone a classical artist. She remains the only four-time Gold Disc Award
winner.

Since that time she has recorded numerous successful albums -  invigorating
collections of classical interpretations, five of which are being released
for the first time in the U.S. on her label Domo Records: Echoes of
Eternity, La Campanella, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Nocturnes of
Melancholy, Live at Carnegie Hall

On the new album, Fuzjko , the artist performs largely romantic repertoire
ranging from Beethoven’s “The Tempest” sonata to works by Chopin, Liszt,
Scarlatti and Debussy. In each piece, whether performing Chopin’s Nocturnes
or Liszt’s bravura pieces “La Campanella” and “Grand Etudes D’Apres Paganini
No. 6″, Fuzjko infuses poetry to these timeless compositions, and always in
her own eminently attractive style. The warmth of Fuzjko’s sound can also be
heard in Scarlatti’s Sonata K.162 and Debussy’s “Claire De Lune”. Although
much of the repertoire is familiar, Fuzjko also dips into lesser known works
like Liszt’s transcription of Schumann’s “Fruhlinghsnacht”, and Chopin’s
“Trois Nouvelles Etudes No.3, and always played with her celebrated
musicality much in evidence.

The celebrated virtuoso blends the classicality of her influences such as
Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin with the sophisticated approach of her mentors
(Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan) to create an emotional delivery of
exquisite craftsmanship. She’s been known to bring some fans to tears with
her moving immersion in her music. 

Fuzjko is also a gifted painter. She took an interest in painting and
drawing at the same time she was learning to play piano; both her father and
her mother’s sister were painters. While on location in Europe, Fuzjko can
usually be found painting in between tour stops. She made her art debut in
Ginza, Japan in the early 2000s.  The Embassy of Sweden also showcased her
portraits in May 2003. More recently, Fuzjko’s 20-piece copperplate
exhibition was on display in Paris throughout February and March 2009. Her
delicate water-color display marks the cover of Fuzjko.

With her strikingly unorthodox playing style and intricate ethnic roots,
it’s evident that Fuzjko’s true home is at the piano, where she reveals
herself as a true artist of the world.

For further information:    Doreen D’Agostino    646.829.0652
917.916.2626

dOREEN D’AGOSTINO MEDIA

                                                                                                                           646.829.0642

WORLD-RENOWNED CONCERT PIANIST

Fuzjko Hemming

prepares for her official introduction to the u.s.a.

new album FUZJKO to be released july 14, 2009

Including Romantic Repertoire of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti & Debussy

PERFORMING IN NEW YORK @ ALICE TULLY HALL-FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

LOS ANGELES @ BROAD STAGE-THURSDAY, JULY 24 & SUNDAY JULY 26

Program to include Beethoven’s “Tempest” Sonata, and works by Chopin, Liszt and Debussy

Having wowed much of the Eastern Hemisphere for years, world-renowned classical pianist Fuzjko Hemming is preparing for her official introduction to the United States, with a new album and 5 cds never before released in the U.S. She will also perform in Los Angeles @ Broad Stage on July 24 & 26 and in New York @ Alice Tully Hall on Sept. 18th. She will perform a full recital, including Beethoven’s “Tempest” Sonata, and works by Chopin, Liszt and Debussy in New York and LA.

Her bestselling albums: Echoes of Eternity, La Campanella, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Nocturnes of Melancholy, Live at Carnegie Hall. These invigorating collections of classical interpretations, previously available only in Japan, are made available in the U.S. for the very first time via Domo Records/Fontana.

 

On the new album, Fuzjko performs largely romantic repertoire ranging from Beethoven’s “The Tempest” sonata to works by Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti and Debussy. In each piece, whether performing Chopin’s Nocturnes or Liszt’s bravura studies “La Campanella” and “Grand Etudes D’Apres Paganini No. 6″, Fuzjko brings considerable poetry to these works, and always in her own eminently attractive style. The warmth of Fuzjko’s sound can also be heard in Scarlatti’s Sonata K.162 and Debussy’s “Claire De Lune”. Although much of the repertoire is familiar, it is a pleasure to hear Fuzjko performing lesser known works like Liszt’s transcription of Schumann’s “Fruhlinghsnacht”, and Chopin’s “Trois Nouvelles Etudes No.3, and always played with her celebrated musicality.

The celebrated virtuoso blends the classicality of her influences (Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin) and the sophisticated approach of her mentors (Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan) for an emotional delivery of exquisite craftsmanship. She’s been known to bring some fans to tears thanks to her moving presentation of becoming one with her music. But before conquering the spheres of contemporary and classical music alike, Fuzjko worked tirelessly to rise above her less-than-humble beginnings.

Fuzjko was born Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming to a Japanese pianist mother and a Swedish father in Berlin. When Fuzjko was a child, her father left the family after they relocated to Tokyo. During this time, the family had very few resources and Fuzjko found herself perfecting her piano technique on a broken piano; it wasn’t ideal, but she fell in love with the instrument. By 16, she was hailed a child prodigy, then tragedy struck; Fuzjko suffered deafness in her right ear from an inflammation. Undeterred by such misfortune, Fuzjko made her performance debut at 17. She then furthered her music studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and went on to receive a scholarship and be graduated from the Berlin Institute of Music High School.

Upon finishing school, Fuzjko moved to Vienna and worked with the likes of Ukrainian piano great Shura Cherkassky, famed Italian-German conductor Bruno Maderna, and legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Prior to making her recital debut under Bernstein’s guidance, Fuzkjo lost all hearing in her left ear after battling a cold. For a second time Fuzjko’s growing career was stopped short. She went back to Sweden where she sought solace from her aunt and continued her studies. Eventually, Fuzjko obtained her music teaching license.

There, she spent the next few years teaching music while seeking medical attention to restore her hearing. She took up other odd jobs to make ends meet, including working as a janitor at a psychiatric hospital, and there she found an upright piano. The nurses were amazed when they heard Fuzjko’s playing, which touched one of the patients in particular who had never smiled…hearing the Fuzjko play brought a smile to his face and touched the hearts of all who looked on. No one could understand why Fuzjko was there and they thought she told her she should be a concert pianist…Fuzjko’s heart was warmed. After some time, and with great fortune, 40 percent of her hearing was eventually restored in her left ear. Fuzjko to start performing in small concert halls again and shaping her dream of becoming a concert pianist.

In 1999, NHK Television in Japan aired a documentary of Fuzjko’s life. The audience immediately fell for Fuzjko’s eccentric charm and her unique style of performing, ultimately making her a pop star of sorts. Her first album, La Campanella, went on to sell over two million copies, a very rare accomplishment for any classical artist. She also received the Classical Album of the Year award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards four different times, another extraordinary achievement for a classical artist. No other classical artist have ever won the award four times.

 

Fuzjko is also a gifted painter. She took an interest in painting and drawing at the same time she was learning to play piano; both her father and her mother’s sister were painters. While on location in Europe, Fuzjko can usually be found painting in between tour stops. She made her art debut in Ginza, Japan in the early 2000s.  The Embassy of Sweden also showcased her portraits in May 2003. More recently, Fuzjko’s 20-piece copperplate exhibition was on display in Paris throughout February and March 2009. Her delicate water-color display marks the cover of Fuzjko.

 

In January 2009, Fuzjko performed a sold-out concert at Wigmore Hall in London, which added to a impressive list of sold out concert halls across Europe and Japan.

With her strikingly unorthodox playing style and such intricate ethnic roots, Fuzjko’s true home is at the piano. She is a genuine artist of the world.

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