NOZOMI KANDA flute & Shinobue

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Nozomi Kanda's concerts and recital have seen her perform in many countries, including Belgium(Flagey, MIM, Festival des Midi-Minimes, Ars Musica, Festival Mozart, Festival de Wallonie) , Spain, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Tunisia and her home country, Japan.


Nozomi Kanda is member of Estampes (with Daniel Rubenstein - viola and Ingrid Procureur - harp), of Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio (with Nicolas Deletaille - cello and Keiko Nagahama - piano) and of the flute quartet 4tempi (with Kristina Detroyer, Angéline Le Ray, Charlotte Udo Kjeldsberg).


During her studies, Nozomi developed an interest in the shinobue, a traditional Japanese flute, and studied with Kohei Nishikawa, who has a high reputation in this field. Nozomi also regularly gives Japanese music concerts with ensembles that include japanese instruments such as koto, shamisen, shakuhachi and also taiko. Nozomi created and performed several shows for children in Belgium and in Japan.


As a chamber musician, she performed together with a broad range of artists, including her ex-professeur Marc Grauwels, Pascal Moraguès, Francis Orval, Sylvain Creemers, as well as Didier Poskin, Alexander Dmitriev, Koenraad Hofman and many others.

She released a CD entitled "4 Reasons" with 4tempi. 2 other CD projects are underway, one with the 20 century's works with viola, cello, double bass and harp, and the other with Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio.


Nozomi Kanda teach at "the International Music Academy" in Dinant every summer. She also gave workshops, seminars, masterclasses in France, Norway and Japan. She regularly gives Japanese flute seminar in Paris.


Graduated from Ferris University in Japan and The Mons Royal Conservatory in Belgium. She studied under Akane Takahashi, Yasukazu Uemura, Yukihiko Nishizawa and Marc Grauwels in Belgium. While in Paris, Nozomi studied under Vincent Lucas at the International Music Academy of Nice and later with Vincent Cortvrint at the International Music Academy of Dinant.


Nozomi regularly writes articles for a Yokohama newspaper as well as the online magazine BEL2.

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