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Sculptor Naoyuki Kido Fukaya
In 1971 he was born in Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki prefecture, famous for the production area of granite. Grew up in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa prefecture.
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Fine Arts (Department of Sculpture) in 1996. Completed the Graduate School of Fine Arts (Sculpture Major), Tokyo University of the Arts in 1998. In 1999 he lived in Sakuragawa City of the birthplace and began sculpture work in earnest.
From 2003 to 2004 he studied at Ateliers Beaux-Arts Site Glacière in Paris, France.
He served as a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Fine Arts (Department of Sculpture) between 2008 and 2013. Since living in Toride City, Ibaraki prefecture since 2014, he continues his creative activities.
He currently belongs to art association Ichiyokai. The association holds an exhibition every year in The National Art Center Tokyo and he continues to exhibit works. He won many awards such as Critic Award, Open Air Sculpture Award and so on at the exhibition so far.
So far he held a solo exhibition regularly with Takashimaya Nihombashi Store, Gallery Seiho Ginza, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.
He is developing works abroad, including local production in Turkey, exhibition in Mexico and South Korea.
So far he has set up many works in public places, such as Nijusanyason Keiganji temple, Ibaraki, Airport Security Business Center, Tokyo, Park Tower Shin-Kawasaki, Kanagawa.
All sculpture works were formed and polished by hand tools and manual processing method without using mechanical tools.
His wife is a cello player Haruko Kido. He is also the father of two children.
Cellist Haruko Kido
She was born in Mito City, Ibaraki prefecture. She started cello from age 9.
She graduated from the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts in 1992, graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music (Department of instrumental music) in 1996, and completed Graduate School of Music (Instrumental major), Tokyo University of the Arts in 1998.
Between 1998 and 2002 she served as a Part-time Lecturer on Chamber Music at the Tokyo university of the Arts Faculty of Music (Department of instrumental music).
Between 2002 and 2004 she lived in Paris, France, and graduated from both the Conservatoire Aubervilliers la courneuve and Conservatoire National de Région de Cergy-Pontoise and got a diploma.
She received the Special Encouragement Prize at the Sapporo Junior Cello Competition in1990, received the Excellence Award in the 7th All Japan Soloist Contest Division (As a member of Sunrise Quartet) in 1997, passed the Newcomers Recommendation Audition of the International Art Federation (As a member of Sunrise Quartet) in 1997, won the 2nd Tokyo Chamber Music Competition in 1998, and received the Newcomer Award at the 24th Ibaraki Prefecture Newcomer Concert in 1998, There are awards such as.
She held a solo recital at Eurocentre, Paris in 2004, and the Ongaku no Tomo Hall, Tokyo in 2005. In 2016 she held “Haruko Kido Cello Recital” at Minami–Azabu Centre Hall, Tokyo, and two solo recitals in the same year as “HaruKo Kido Cello Recital – Emotion –” at Concert Hall ATM, Ibaraki. In 2017 she held a solo recital “Dance With Bach –Allemande!–” at Mito Collegium Musicum, Ibaraki.
She appeared in many concerts in chamber music such as “Pleasures of Ensemble” at the Concert Hall ATM, Ibaraki in 2000, “Pablo Quartet Concert” at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Kanagawa in 2003, “Nagoya International Chamber Music Festival 2004” at Electric Culture Center, Aichi in 2004, “Afternoon Museum – Sound of String –” at The Museum of Modern Art Ibaraki, Ibaraki in 2007, “The String Sound between East and West” at Contact Information Center, Ibaraki in 2011, “Sounds of the Impression, 19th century Paris” at Katushika Symphony Hills, Tokyo in 2012, “The 1st Concert” at Mito Collegium Musicum, Ibaraki in 2013, “Open Garden Charity Concert” at Dr. Honma’s Guest House, Chiba in 2014, “Summer Concert – Latin Music of Passion –” Atelier Asada, Ibaraki in 2015, “Maternity Concert” Kase Hospital, Ibaraki in 2016, “Music Cafe” at Ibaraki Prefectural Culture Center, Ibaraki in 2017.
In 2003 she prayed “Dvorak Cello Concerto” at Hitachinaka City Cultural Center, Ibaraki with Hitachinaka Citizen Orchestra. In 2006 she played “Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1” at Mito City Municipal Hall, Ibaraki with I Solisti Ibaraki Chamber Orchestra. In 2007 she played “Saint Saens Cello Concerto” at the Prefectural Cultural Center, Ibaraki with the Ibaraki Symphony Orchestra.
She has been involved in numerous orchestras concerts such as Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiba Symphony Orchestra, Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra Tokyo, Ensemble of Tokyo, Tokyo Baroque Scholars, I Solisti Ibaraki Interior Orchestra. She also participated in the performance Belgian and Netherlands as a member of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2004 she participated in music recording the film “Dissonances” screened in France. She many also appeared in performance such as “Lion King” in Shiki Theatre Company between 2007 and 2011, “Death Note” in Nissey Theater in 2015 as musical cello player.
She studied with Kazuo Suzuki, Syuji Tsukitari, Shozo Kurokawa, Keishi Miki, Fumiaki Kono, Michel Strauss, François Poly, Florian Lauridon.
Now she is working at Mito 3rd High School, Toride Shoyo High School, Department of Music High School of University of Seitoku as a part-time lecturer.