Profile of Kanako Shuku

Kanako Shuku 

Born in Hiroshima Japan. She began playing the flute at the age of twelve. She won the first prize of Mainichi Music Junior Competition in Yamaguchi when she was fifteen years old.

She studied at Musashino Academy of Music. After graduation she gave recitals across Japan. She conducted performances at concerts both as solo flutist and as a member of ACT Recorder Ensemble. She performed not only in Japan but also in overseas countries.

She moved to the US in 1994 and studied with Zart Eby Dombourian, principal piccolo player of Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She gave concerts in Seattle and seminars and performances in the countries of Central & South America.
After coming back to Japan in 1998 she established Music Village, music school for flutists in Kawasaki City. On the other hand she continued performing at concerts.

In 2007 she moved to Budapest Hungary. She studied with Lóránt Kovács, Professor of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She is giving performances in Hungary.

She moved to Spain in 2011.She is doing music activities in both Spain and Japan based at Malaga in Andalusia where she lives. These days she is performing many concerts with J. Zafra who is a composer and a pianist of Spain.
On the other hand she is preparing a tutorial regarding the technique of playing the flute.

<CD> In 2011 she released the CD of “An evening in Transylvania” from Octavia Record, Japan.


 CD”Kanako Shuku Flute collection