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Shigenori Kudo was born in Sapporo, Japan and studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music before completing his musical education at the Conservatoire de Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Kudo is a laureate of several international competitions, notably a First Prize winner in the second Paris International Flute Competition in 1978 and the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition in 1980.

Shigenori Kudo is a regular visitor to many international festivals where his chamber music partners include Jessye Norman, Claude Bolling, the Trio Pasquier, the Zurich Trio, Marielle Nordmann, and the Vienna String Quartet. In addition to giving recitals, he has been invited by conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ferdinand Leitner, Leonard Slatkin, Horst Stein and Jean-François Paillard to perform with orchestras including the NHK Symphony, the Saito-Kinen Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Wiener Kammerorchester, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the French national orchestras of Montpellier, Lille, Toulouse and all the major Japanese orchestras.

He has made over 50 recordings.

Role: Classical Artist 
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