Masahide Kurita & Kenji Fujimura – Flute Traveller

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Masahide Kurita


Exploring intersections of culture in music across time and continents.

About the artists

Masahide Kurita has an extensive repertoire from Baroque music to contemporary music. His highly polished technique, rich tone and outstanding technical virtuosity culminate in sensitive and profound musicality.

Kenji Fujimura is an internationally acclaimed pianist, chamber musician and researcher. Self-taught, he has explored and researched an extensive range of compositional styles and idioms from traditional Western music notation to visual and graphic scores, aleatoric music to world music styles. His current musical language reflects upon history and tradition.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents works by composers who were inspired by folk songs, landscapes and national music traditions from Sweden, Taiwan-Japan, Turkey, Hungary and America.

Their passion for chamber music spans genres, countries and eras, exploring intersections of culture in music across time and continents.

Praise for Artists

Masahide Kurita
‘His delicately nuanced attention to detail give his music-making a rare honesty, beauty and flavour unlike other flautists.’ The Japan Directory

Kenji Fujimura
‘…beautiful tone control, luminous colour, enhanced of course by a seemingly effortless technical mastery.’ Mack Jost

COVID Safety

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Masahide Kurita flute
Kenji Fujimura piano


Gunnar de Frumerie
Pastoral Suite for flute and piano Op.13a

Wen-Ye Jiang
Sonata Festosa Op.17

Three Turkish Folk Songs arr. Bulent Evcil & Yusuf Yalçın
Şehnaz Longa
Katibim (Üsküdar’a Gider İken)
Nihavent Longa

Pietro Morlacchi
Il Pastore Svizzero ‘The Swiss Shepherd’

Bela Bartok
Suite Paysanne Hongroise for flute and piano


This production is part of the following series: