Nozomi Kanda's interests in Japanese Traditional Music has led her to study Japanese Flute with Professor Kohei Nishikawa at the Ferris University where she also made all her music studies. After 4 years at the Mons Royal Conservatory (Belgium) where she studied flute, she started her professional activities both on flute and Japanese Flute, giving concerts either on one of them or combining both in Japanese programs and events.
On the Japanese flute, she made appearances in important festival and event such as the Midi-Minimes Festival, Ars Musica, Museum of Muscial Intruments, at the International Exposition "Japonisme" at the Town Hall of Brussels (Salle Gothique) as well as in France and in Luxemburg.
Programs that she is proposing are varied and includes Traditional Japanese Music, Contemporary Music or arrangements for Japanese Flute and (Western) Flute. She also made the World Premiere of works written by composers such as David Loeb (Mannes College professor - USA). Nozomi Kanda also gives regular workshops on Japanse Music and Japanese Flute.
Nozomi Kanda is member of : (click the name of groupe or the image for more info)
Shinonome with Hideaki Tsuji (shamisen & guitare)
Japanese fusion with Mieko Miyazaki (voice & koto) , Hideaki Tsuji (shamisen & guitare)
Flute Nippon with Veronique Piron (shakuhachi) , Kohei Nishikawa (shinobue, Nôkan)
Contemporary MusicKazuo Fukushima : Mei for flute solo
David Loeb : Seicho for shinobue solo
Traditionnel arr. WIl Offermans : Tsuruno Sugomori for flute solo (orginal for Shakuhachi) Takashi Yoshimatsu : Suigenfu (orginal for shakuhachi & koto)
Traditional & FolksongsHana for shinobue & koto
Chugoku chihono komoriuta for shinobue & piano
Greensleevs for shinobue & piano
Music GroupeFusion Japonaise (Japanese folksongs arrangement)