Riko Fukuda :  fortepiano

RIKO FUKUDA studied piano and oboe at the Toho-Gakuën conservatory in Japan. A grant from the Dutch government enabled her to study with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she specialised in fortepiano. Her solo recordings of works by Pinto and Dussek on the Olympia label have met with great acclaim, and in 2001 she released two CDs with piano sonatas of Haydn on Brilliant Classics. Other recent recordings are of Mendelssohn solo works (Aliud Records, 2009), a piano concerto by Sigismund Neukomm and piano concertos by Anton Eberl with the Kölner Akademie conducted by Michael Willens. On harpsichord she made a CD with Sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with recorder player Ronald Moelker. Riko is a dedicated chamber musician, and is a founder member of the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet.

She is co-director of Eruditio Musica, an ensemble whose concerts bring to life nineteenth-century music in a historical framework informed by musicological research. She appears regularly in national and international festivals.


Photo: Annelies van der Vegt