September 18, 2021
This afternoon, fourteen GMG members enjoyed a delightful hour with
Jun Fujimoto. He is a pianist and District Manager, Institutional
Solutions Group, Western Region at Yamaha Corporation of America.
Jun was born in Ontario, Canada. He began studying piano with the
Suzuki method. His study of music continued at the Beckett School of
Music, the University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Summer festivals were also an important part of his learning. Some of
the festivals he attended were Piano Texas, Orford Musique, Summer
Music Banff Center, and Music in Owatona.
At a critical point in Jun’s life, he had to decide if he was to continue
as a performer or go into the business side of the music industry. He
chose to go into the business end of music. His career went from
working in a record store in college to his current position, District
Manager, Institutional Solutions Group, Western Region at Yamaha
Corporation of America. It was important to Jun to stay connected
with real musicians in his work. Along with his career, Yun wanted to
continue piano performance and has performed at various amateur
piano competitions. Jun also performed Prelude Op 10 by Melanie Bonis
and Ravelle’s Noctuelles for us which he had prerecorded.
Finally, Jun discussed the differences between the Yamaha and the
Bosendorfer. The goal for the Yamaha is to be an instrument of power
and projection. On the other hand, the Bosendorfer is meant for
smaller venues, so does not have the same power as the Yamaha. Yet,
both are beautiful instruments in their own right.
Thank you to Mr. Jun Fujimoto for taking us on such an interesting
journey of your study of music and your career with Yamaha today.
Thank you also to Dr. Utako Tanigawa for arranging this event for
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