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Satoko Fujii: Full Calendar

The pianist celebrated her 61st year with an album a month

Satoko Fujii
Satoko Fujii (photo: Bryan Murray)

When Satoko Fujii was four, she was so shy that she begged to quit kindergarten. In response, her parents sent her to piano lessons. It was the first step in the self-discovery of a genuinely avant-garde musical artist.

“With music we can be totally free and it is special for that reason—the best thing about music,” she declared over the phone 56 years later, from her home in Japan. “So I don’t want to limit myself.”

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