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YOSHIKAZU FUKUMURA

Yoshikazu Fukumura, born in 1946, is a Japanese conductor, formerly music director of the Tokyo City Ballet Company, the Kyoto Municipal Symphony, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. He received national recognition in Japan for conducting the NHK TV concert series entitled Music of the World in 1970. Apart from conducting widely in Japan, he has also given many acclaimed performances abroad with orchestras in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

He was appointed the first chief conductor of the ASEAN Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble consisting of 80 musicians carefully selected from some of the ASEAN countries, at the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi in October 2010. Fukumura has made a number of recordings with orchestras in China, Hong Kong and Japan. He is currently music director and principal conductor of the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra.

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