Thursday, July 12, 2012

Japanese Pianist

A partially deaf Japanese pianist is performing this summer in the U.S. 80-year-old Fuzjko Hemming was declared a prodigy in her teens in Tokyo, but her music career was put on hold when she discovered she did not have citizenship to any country. Hemming eventually became a classical music star in her 60s when a documentary of her life was filmed. Her album La Campanella has sold more than 2 million copies and four of her albums have received Classical Album of the Year awards at the Japan Gold Disc Awards. She will play in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and New York during her U.S. tour. For more information click here.

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