Composer FUJIKURA Dai


Dai Fujikura was born in Osaka, but he has spent more than 20 years in the UK where he studied composition with Edwin Roxburgh, Daryl Runswick and George Benjamin. In the last decade he has been the recipient of numerous prizes. Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize, the Paul Hindemith Prize in Austria and Germany respectively and both the Otaka and Akutagawa awards. He has received various commissions from festivals and orchestras including Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, The Proms, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, amongst others. Collaborations with conductors include Boulez, Eötvös, Dudamel, and Kazuki Yamada. Fujikura’s first opera, Solaris, was commissioned by Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Lausanne, and had its world premiere in March 2015 which won critical acclaim. In 2015/16 season, Fujikura will be premiering Infinite String which was co-commissioned by New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Resonanz. His latest recordings were released by NMC, commmons and Kairos. His scores are published by G. Ricordi & Co., Berlin.