Kenichi Furuya

Kenichi Furuya | JPN


Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

"If I wasn't a musician, I would be a Figure Skater"

About me

At what age did you start learning your instrument?

Age of 9 years.

Who were your teachers?

Stefan Schweigert, Matthias Racz and Koji Okazaki

One of the most moving moments in my life as a musician was…

Playing a concert is always moving me. Hearing the applause and the cheering audience makes me very happy and gives me power.

Which music do you like other than classical music?

Bachata, Salsa and Jazz


Muri Competition 2019, 1st prize, Prague Spring International Music Competition 2022, 2nd prize

Who or what inspires you?

Mr. Martin Grubinger, he inspires me because he is not only doing Music but also he is performing.

What's your message to young musicians?

No matter how fame you may be, remember to respect other people and keep growing up. I also have a lot of respect for young musicians

What is your favourite woodwind quintet piece?

Anton Reicha's Quintets - simple but difficult.

If I wasn't a musician, I would be a…

Figure Skater