KAZUNORI SEO (b 1974 )
The flautist Kazunori Seo was born in Kitakyushu (Japan) in 1974. He began his music studies at the age of six with his musician parents, going on to study in Paris with Raymond Guiot, Kurt Redel, Patrick Gallois, Benoît Fromanger and Alain Marion at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) where he was awarded the Premier Prix in flute in 1998. He also studied chamber music with Pascal Le Corre, Emmanuel Nunes, Christian Ivaldi, and Ami Flammer, and in 1999 was awarded the Premier Prix in chamber music at the CNSMDP. He concluded his Conservatoire musical studies with Maurice Bourgue.
Prizewinner of international competitions, notably the Carl Nielsen and Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1998, the Geneva in 2001 and the Pro Musicis International Award in Paris in 2005, he has won attention as one of the world’s outstanding flautists through numerous appearances as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He gives recitals regularly in Paris (Salle Cortot), New York (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall), Boston, and Tokyo as an artist of the Pro Musicis Association. His recordings for Naxos currently include Flute Concertos by Leopold Hofmann [8.554747 and 8.554748], music by Karl and Franz Doppler [8.570378], music by Ignaz Moscheles [8.573175] and music by Carl Czerny [8.573335].