Daichi Fujiki

Countertenor

www.daichifujiki.com

Biography

Vienna based Japanese countertenor Daichi Fujiki is a Prizewinner of 31st International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition World Finals in 2012 and First Prize winner of 81st The Music Competition of Japan in 2012.

He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2002. He then went on to complete his studies at the Operastudio of New National Theatre Tokyo, and Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, where he studied under Sergio Bertocchi and Martin Katz.

Daichi Fujiki had his professional debut as an opera singer at the age of twenty-three in the role of Don Curzio in Andreas Homoki's new production of Le Nozze di Figaro that opened the 2003/2004 season of the New National Theatre in Tokyo (conductor Ulf Schirmer). As a tenor he performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Green, a production by Saburo Teshigawara and his dance company KARAS, as Giuseppe in La Traviata at the Musikfestival Steyr in Austria conducted by Niels Muus, and as Remendado in Carmen.

Daichi Fujiki lives in Vienna since 2008 and studies Cultural Management at University for Music and Performing Arts, pursuing his activity on stage.

After he realized then he was even more comfortable in countertenor repertoire, he decided to study again on this new basis under Kai Wessel and Ashley Stafford from January 2011. He also studied with Carol Byers, James Pearson and Michael Chance. In July 2011 he participated at the Summer Opera Program IVAI in Israel where he worked with Gerald Martin Moore, Ira Siff, and Giovanna Canetti. He is also was a Finalist of International Sacred Music Competition 2011 in Rome.

In May and June 2013, Daichi Fujiki made his debut at Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Gluck's Il Trionfo di Clelia (Mannio) and Battistelli's Divorzio all'aitaliana (Carmelo Patane).In November, he performed at Nissay Theatre with Lear by A.Reimann (Edgar) in Tokyo.

His Engagement in 2014/15 include: a Guest contract at Wiener Staatsoper as Trinculo (cover) in T. Adés The tempest; Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Japan Philharmonic of Tokio; M. Masuda's contemporary opera Hitodenashi no koi at Kyoto Art Center and Händel's Messiah at Fukuoka Symphony Hall.