25th March 2023 – We had a very special treat witnessing Japanese pianist Kotaro Fukuma make his Singapore Debut at the Victoria Concert Hall.

Renowned for his keen musicality, Fukuma brought out all the most wonderful nuances in his instrument for the night, a C. Bechstein D282 concert grand piano, generously provided by Bechstein Music World Singapore.

His debut recital in Singapore presented piano transcriptions and pieces from the Baroque period to the 20th century, from Bach, Mozart and Schumann to Debussy, Ravel and Saint Saens. The first half of the program featured a selection of composers from Germany and Austria


Kotaro Fukuma demonstrated masterful use of textures, keeping the listener on their toes. Each piece in his carefully curated program was executed with brilliance and finesse, colour, shape, clarity and refinement.

His playing is interesting and playful with wonderfully executed contrasts & rhythmic articulation, and pure joy evidenced in his playing.  

Kotaro Fukuma’s Debut Recital in Singapore delighted and engaged even the youngest audience members.

His performance of Saint Saens’ Danse Macabre was commanding and captivating, even the youngest audience members stood intently watching Fukuma for every moment! He truly delivered on this performance – indeed a “mesmerising prince, touching our souls with his outstanding musicality, paired with the pure C. Bechstein sound.” Perfect combination.

Post-concert was no less exciting, with a long queue at the Meet-and-greet session, photos, enthusiastic discussions, and smiles all around.  

Kotaro Fukuma is definitely a must-see performer. He is a delight to watch, and we look forward to his next performance in Singapore!