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*27 April 1977 Osaka / Japan
He came to London at the age of 15, and studied at Trinity College of Music with Daryl Runswick, the Royal College of Music with Edwin Roxburgh, supported by the PRS, and King¹s College London with George Benjamin.
Fujikura gained international recognition by winning a number of prestigious prizes: First Prize in the Serocki International Composers’Competition (1998); the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Young Composers’Award (1998); the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Composition Prize (2004); Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize (the Claudio Abbado Composition Award) (2005); the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Paul Hindemith Prize (2007); Special Prize from the Giga-Hertz-Award 2008 and, most recently OTAKA prize for "secret forest" (2009), Akutagawa Award for "...as I am..." (2009).
In 2005, "Vast Ocean" for trombone, orchestra and live electronics, was performed by the Hilversum Radio Orchestra and Experimentalstudio Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, in the Donaueschingen Music Days festival, conducted by Peter Eötvös. In the same year, "Stream State" for orchestra, was commissioned and performed in Lucerne Festival, conducted by Pierre Boulez. This work immediately had further performances in Germany, Austria, Italy and Japan during 2006.
Fujikura made his BBC Proms debut with "Crushing Twister", August 2006, a BBC commission for the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood. In the same year, his music was performed at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s "Music Now" series.
Many of the world’s leading contemporary ensembles and orchestras have commissioned and performed Fujikura’s works including Ensemble Modern, The Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Recherche, Klangforum Wien, OKEANOS, Ensemble Intercontemporain, I.C.E., BIT20, Vienna Radio Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia, New Japan Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2008 April, one of Fujikura's largest works to date, "...as I am..." for mezzo soprano and large ensemble was premiered by Ensemble Intercontemporain and Lore Lixenberg, conducted by Susanna Mälkki in Cite de la Musique.
In 2009 February, Fujikura's Piano Concerto, "AMPERE" for Noriko Ogawa and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins (co-commissioned by Nagoya Philharmonic, Thierry Fischer - conductor) was premiered in London and Nagoya.
Future commissions include an orchestral work for the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, and several chamber works: a string quartet for Arditti String Quartet (commissioned by the Wigmore Hall), an ensemble work for Art Respirant, a recorder concerto for Jeremias Schwarzer, a Double Bass Concerto for the London Sinfonietta, an ensemble work for I.C.E., a solo piano work for Sunwook Kim (BBC commission), a work for solo Viola and electronics with IRCAM, a piece for Wind trio (musikfabrik) and electronics (Experimentalstudio Freiburg) for Donaueschingen Musik Tage, a work for Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNow series and projects with David Sylvian.