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kazumi

Flutist • Composer

Morita Kazumi performs and composes music for a variety of flute styles including but not limited to Concert Flute, Alto Flute, Acorn Flute, Shinobue, Nokan, Kokorobue, Indian Bamboo Flute, and the North American Native Flute.
Shewas born and raised in the southern part of Nagano Prefecture, in a small rural village. She developed a personal relationship with the sights and sounds of the nature that surrounded her, which is the foundation of her musical creativity. Throughout her childhood, Kazumi began to compose music, and chose to express these compositions through the flute and piano.
She begin her studies in shinobue with Michiko Fukuhara who specializes in Hougaku Fuekata, a type of Japanese traditional flute music. She also studied concert flute under Hidehiko Matsumoto, Hirohiko Watanabe, Yoshio Saito and Rei Akagi.
In2007 she began her professional career as a flutist. She met pianist Kazuhiko Otsuki and formed the group “Wawa”. That same year, she also recorded and released one of her most famous pieces to date, “Arigatou”.
In2008 she performed in various locations around New York and in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii’s Imiloa Planetarium.
In2009 Kazumi began producing dinner show events in various hotels around Tokyo and created her annual solo concert titled: Kazumi Wabi. Kazumi utilized her creative talents and expressions in every aspect of these productions, from the composition of the music and costume designs, to the lighting and stage layout. All of this effort and attention to detail resulted in rave reviews from both critics and fans alike.
In2010 with the popularity of one of her piece "Arigatou", she began to voluntarily teach it in schools and community groups. This lead to the creation of "Arigatou Tewo Sunagukai Association", a group of volunteers who assist in spreading word about the musical piece and the ideas behind it throughout Japan. In August of that year, Kazumi appeared on Nijyuyo-jikan, a highly popular Japanese television show, to further promote the "Arigatou" piece.
June 2011 she created a music ensemble collaborating with four other musicians. Though they have yet to choose a name for the group, they have been unofficially been calling themselves “Goninbaiyashi” (five people making music). The group features the sounds of flute, shinobue, tsutsumi, guitar and percussion, providing a colorful mix of Japanese and western melodies. Their debut performance was held on a stunning cruise ship sailing in Tokyo Bay. Goninbaiyashi have been performing regularly since then, and even appeared on Nagano Prefecture's NHK music show in September 2011, furthering their popularity.
Inaddition to Kazumi's solo concerts and performances with Goninbaiyashi, she has performed at various shrines and temples including Izumotaisha, Togakushi, and Heitatejingu shrines as well as Zenkouji, Motozenkouji, Chogakuji and Yakushiji temples. She has even arranged performances at various landmarks throughout Japan such as waterfalls, volcanoes, forests etc.
Kazumi currently has three CDs available for purchase: Arigatou, Kokoro Hibiki, and Manyouka
Kazumi offers classes for both concert and Japanese flutes with age groups ranging from children to adults. Classes are available in Nagano prefecture (Iida city and Komagane city), Gifu prefecture and in Tokyo.
To the people,
To the earth,
To the universe,
May you feel the bond we share as I play...

The sound of the flute becomes as wisps of wind gently embracing all life.

Many thoughts, wishes, hopes, prayers...become as sounds from the flute flowing toward the sky.
Thrusting out into the heavens.
Reflected.
a new Light we become.




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