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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, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Tunisia and her home country, Japan as a soloist and as a chamber musician together with artists such as Marc Grauwels, Kohei Nishikawa, Pascal Moragues, Francis Orval, Tatiana Samouïl, Werner Bärtschi, Alexander Dmitriev etc.  

Being inspired by her former professor Yukihiko Nisizawa, a known specialist who collaborated offten with Japanese composors such as Toru Takemitsu, and having studied the Japanese traditionnel music, one of the main activities of Nozomi Kanda is bringing out known and unkown contemporary / 20th century's repertoire of Japanese music written for flute and for shinobue. She also made the World Premiere of works written by composers such as David Loeb (Mannes College professor - USA) and Jan Freidlin (Israël).

 

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 the field of the contemporary music for Japanese instruments, and Rio Tosha who has a high reputation in the field of the traditional Japanese music. Nozomi also regularly gives Japanese music concerts with ensembles that include Japanese instruments such as koto, shamisen, shakuhachi and also taiko. 

As a chamber musician, she performed in many countries and festivals, and she released several recordings: "4 Reasons" with flute quartet ensemble 4tempi, "Early 20th Century Jewels" with 20th Century's works with viola, cello, double bass and harp, and an album with the Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio (flute, cello and piano).  She released her own album CD "Sky Echo" with Japanese music.

 

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

 

She has been invited to Musiq'3 (Belgian classical channel radio), Radio Judaica and her varied activities led to be interviewed by several media around Europe and Japan. She regularly writes articles for a Yokohama newspaper as well as the online magazine BEL2.

 

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. She took a License at the Tosha school of Japanese Traditional music.

Chamber Music

As a chamber musician, Nozomi performed as a member of Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio, Estampes, 4tempi and 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 in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Tunisie.... and Japan.