♪NYFCMC♪ New York Favore Chamber Music Concerts the official website

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Founded by Katsumi F. Wakamatsu ( violinist ) and Mferghu ( jazz pianist ) in June 2011, New York Favore Chamber Music Concerts is NYC based professional Musicians & educators' group. We organize classical music & jazz music concerts by acoustic sounds. We also have worked for music education for young people about many years. 
 Currently, we included Masa Wakamatsu ( 7-string guitarist ) as the music director for Brazilian & Latin music concerts. 
 Favore Chamber Music Concerts supports your special events such as bridal ceremony, wedding party, birthday party, funeral ceremony, anniversary party or any of events. Please contact us if you have any questions about us. 
We are excited to announce about our first music festival as " Favore Children's Music Festival " is held in Autumn 2019. It's going to be collaboration concert for active professional musicians & children who study under various music teachers in and around the New York City area. They are playing jazz, latin and classical music. Each students are getting more opportunities to play / sing various genres of music in the small sized groups or even solos with professionals if the student is advanced level. 
More details are coming up soon and we started fundraising for the preparation through the following website. Please consider to support us to make the music festival greater!! We appreciate any of your support therefore we work with our best to make musical environment greater together. 
 Thank you,
Katsumi F. Wakamatsu ( founder, music director of New York Favore Chamber Music Concerts ) 

ヴァイオリニスト&ピアニスト・ファーグソン勝美とジャズピアニストの夫・エンファーグによって設立されたプロフェッショナル奏者による演奏と音楽教育活動のグループです。 近年は、若松マサ(7弦ギタリスト )をブラジル&ラテン音楽コンサートの際の音楽監督として迎えました。





各種イベントの際の演奏や多種多様な奏者のクラス等の紹介も承っています。 どうぞ、お気軽にお問い合わせくださいませ。

ファーグソンかつみ Katsumi Ferguson ( violinist, pianist, director & founder of Favore Chamber Music Concerts )

katsumimizz@gmail.com learn more about music lessons -> https://sites.google.com/site/katsumiferguson/music-lessons 


Katsumi W. Ferguson ( violinist / Director & Founder of Favore Chamber Music Concerts )

A native of Fukuoka, Japan, Katsumi W. Ferguson began her violin studies at the age of 2, influenced by her father who was a student of Shinichi Suzuki.  She began piano studies at the age of 4 under her mother.  She began her professional career as a violinist and piano accompanist prior to graduating from Kyushu Women's College in 1990. She studied violin performance with Eisuke Shinozaki, Taeko Miki and Toshiro Yokoyama.  

She freelanced extensively with various ensembles throughout Japan. She has worked at  Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and more.
From 2004 to 2007, she participated in the recording of original Japanese songs composed by Yoko Tanaka and released by Victor Entertainment. In 2004, she has had opportunity to perform in Piano Trio with Kevin Kenner who was the top prize winner of the International Chopin Competition.

As a violin and piano instructor, she has been teaching for over 30 years in Japan.

Katsumi moved to New York in 2008 and performs with many different professional ensembles in the NYC area. 

As a chamber music player, she has worked at New York Chamber Virtuosi, The Sheep Island Ensemble, One World Symphony, Empire State Symphonia, Nova Philharmonic,  The Ensemble 212 ( substitute ) , The Bergen Symphony ( principal second violin ), Spectrum Symphony of New York, The Dream Unfinished ( activists' orchestra member ) , The World Peace Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, The Bronx Concert Singers Chamber Orchestra ( concert master ) , The Chappaqua Orchestra Chamber Music Concert series ( guest artist ) and National Yiddish Theatre ( Concert master ) .

As a soloist, she has performed at Tanri Cultural Institute, William PatersonUniversity Musical Salon Series, Baruch College and many other places. 

She founded " New York Favore Chamber Music Concerts " in 2011.

Katsumi Ferguson : https://sites.google.com/site/katsumiferguson/