Ms. Fumie Kato
Born in Kyoto
Benefit-student in Paris École Normale de Musique de Paris.
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts majoring the Strings Instruments Course (cello) in the Department of Instrumental Music of Faculty of Music.
At the university, received Ataka Prize, Acanthus Award, and Mitsubishi Estate Award.
From 2010 through 2011
A member of the first graduating class of Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy.
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts the Graduate School of Music master’s degree program and received Acanthus Music Awards.
Graduated from Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris at the top of her class unanimously.
Major Awards’ History
Won the Third Prize of Japan Classical Music Competition National Convention.
Won Excellence Award of Sapporo Junior Cello Competition Excellence and Yamafuji Prize simultaneously.
Won Gold Prize of Izumino-mori Junior Cello Competition in section of the above high school student.
Won the Encouragement Prize of Kyoto Art Festival in the “Young musicians applied to the world”.
Won the First Prize of the 8th Viva Hall Cello Competition.
Received the 13th Matsukata Hall Music Awards and the Grand Prize. Won the Second Prize of the 7th Tokyo Music Competition string department.
Won the Second Prize of the 8th Tokyo Music Competition string department.
Received Kyoto City Arts Cultural special encouragement person.
From 2011 through 2012
Benefit-student of Rohm Music Foundation. in 2014 Won the third prize of FLAME International Competition In Paris.
Co-starred Dvorak cello concerto composer with
Kenichiro Kobayashi Conductor and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,
Shigeo Genda Conductor and Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra,
Mitsuhashi Keiko Conductor and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.
Co-starred the Variations on Tchaikovsky Rococo-style theme with Masahiko Enkō-ji Conductor and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Co-starred Dutilleux composer Cello Concerto “Tout un monde lointain …” with Takuo Yuasa Conductor and Tokyo University of the Arts Philharmonia.
Conducted recitals at Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall, Aoyama Music Memorial Hall Barocksaal, Matsui community center, Kyoto Art Center, Marunouchi Hall, Rokkatei Hall, Azumino concert hall, and Paris Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris Japanese pavilion.
Participated in the 12th to the Beppu Argerich Music Festival.
Appeared on the stage of the 80th Yomiuri Rookie Concert.
Played the Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012 of Bach at the opening concert of the Cello Congress in Japan 2011 at Suntory Hall sponsored by Japan Cello Society.
She has studied under the late Minoru Sugiyama, Donald Litcher, Alan Meunier, Fumiaki Kono, and Raphael Pidoux.
Also, she became the pupil of Kiyoshi Okayama, Katsuya Matsubara, Pascal Le Call, and Éric Le Sage, Paul Meyer for studying chamber music.