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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Fuzjko Hemming HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Fuzjko Hemming Piano Solo Concert USA Tour 2011"  photo
Seeing colors in your head? That's Fuzjko Hemming's Piano.
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Sep 14, 2011
When I listened to Fuzjko Hemming play the piano, I felt like she was touching my soul gently, and sometimes shaking it to the core.


Fuzjko Hemming is 78 years old, and is half-Japanese, half-Swedish. Born in Berlin just before World War II, she moved to Japan with her family as a child and grew up in Tokyo. Although she lost hearing in her right ear in her teens, she was called a genius girl, but did not get the good fortune of becoming a well-known pianist. When she was 30 she moved back to Germany via refugee visa, due to not having been assigned a nationality at birth, and immigrated to Vienna a few years later. In her mid-30s Hemming was to perform in a Leonard Bernstein-produced concert, but just before opening day she lost the hearing in her left ear due to living in subpar conditions. After that, she moved to Sweden to gain a nationality and live there, and was buried from the music scene until she reached her 60s. Re-discovered in Japan, Hemming became an extremely famo...

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