Nobutaka Shimizu, flute

Date & Time

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

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Monthly Concerts: Nobutaka Shimizu, flute
Pre-concert reception, 5:30 pm
Engelman Recital Hall Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue   (entrance on E. 25th Street) New York, New York


Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
  (entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York

Nobutaka Shimizu, flute

Mayumi Shimizu, piano

Pre-concert reception, 5:30 pm




  Gary Schocker (b. 1959)


  Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013)


  Kazuo Fukushima (b. 1930)

Requiem of the Cape (2002) for alto flute and piano

  Ryohei Hirose (1930–2008)
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune  

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
arr. Gustave Samazeuilh

Prélude et Final

  Raymond Guiot (b. 1930)

Suite, Op. 34

  Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)

Program subject to change.


Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.

Nobutaka Shimizu studied with the Japanese flutist Ririko Hayashi, principal flutist of the Tokyo Philharmonic, as a young child. He then studied with Ryu Noguchi at the Toho Gakuen Music High School and the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. In 1977, while still a university student, Mr. Shimizu became a member of Tokyo's Yomiuri Nihon Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, after additional studies with Julius Baker at the Juilliard School, he was invited to play in the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and eventually was appointed principal flute.
Apart from his orchestral career, he has appeared as soloist in concerts at flute conventions and festivals throughout Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom and in concerts across the world. Mr. Shimizu has also been invited to judge numerouscompetitions, including the Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition and the Leonardo De Lorenzo International Flute Competition. 

Mr. Shimizu's CD, Brilliance of Paris, was released in Japan, and his friendship with French composer/pianist Jean-Michel Damase gave him the opportunity to perform the world premiere of one of Damase's compositions.
He is currently a professor in the music department of Soai University, a visiting professor at Showa Music University, and vice president of the Japan Flutists Association.

Pianist Mayumi Shimizu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the US, UK, Italy, and China. She has been the official accompanist at flute conventions and music festivals throughout Japan and was recognized for being an outstanding chamber musician for her performances at the 2016 season of the Kyoto Festival of the Arts. 

Ms. Shimizu graduated from Doshisha Women's College as a piano major and has a master's degree from Mannes School of Music in New York, where she studied piano with Jacob Lateiner and chamber music with Leon Pommers.

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