Dr Kenji Fujimura is an internationally acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and composer, with multiple awards and accolades to his credit. He is an experienced pedagogue with over 25 years of teaching experience, ranging from graded exams and VCE/HSC to PhD. He has also supervised many performance research dissertations at the Honours, Master's and Doctoral level, including candidates on piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, percussion, french horn etc.
Kenji's students have had tremendous success in examinations (AMEB, ABRSM, Trinity), radio broadcasts (3MBS-FM), VCE studies (including receiving perfect scores) and at many eisteddfods and competitions in Australia and abroad.
Kenji continues to have an active music schedule and is regularly invited to give concerts, masterclasses and adjudicate competitions throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. He is currently Director of International Academy of Musical Arts and Sapiente Group, Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival and Competition, and Founding Member of international award-winning ensemble Trio Anima Mundi. He is also an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and is regularly invited to teach into various institutions; these currently include Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. He also maintains a very limited private piano studio.
After formative music studies in Melbourne and Tokyo, Kenji completed his four-year Bachelor of Music degree with Honours in two years at The University of Melbourne, and subsequently pursued postgraduate studies in Melbourne and London, winning prizes and accolades as pianist, fortepianist, and chamber musician.
In 2015 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, for his ‘significant contribution to the music profession’.
Admission into Kenji’s private piano studio is via audition.