September 3, 2016
Reiko Füting piano, composer
Nani Füting mezzo-soprano
Nani Füting was born in Seoul/South Korea. She studied at Seoul National University, J. P. Rameau Conservatoire in Paris, and Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she obtained the degree of doctor of musical arts. Her teachers include Mignon Dunn and Mark Oswald, among others. Mrs. Füting has participated in various festivals where she was able to work with accompanists such as Martin Katz and Graham Johnson. She has appeard as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Mercedes in Carmen, and the role of Girl in Griffelkin by Lucas Foss. She also performs in many chamber music concerts and lied recitals. Nani Füting recently graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a bachelor in psychology, and has enrolled in a master’s program in clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Reiko Füting was born in 1970 in Königs Wusterhausen of the German Democratic Republic. He attended the State High School of Music in Wernigerode and studied composition and piano at the Conservatory in Dresden, Germany, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, and at Seoul National University in South Korea. Some of his most influential teachers have been the composers Jörg Herchet and Nils Vigeland, and the pianist Winfried Apel.
Reiko Füting has received numerous prizes, awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions. His publications include compositions, arrangements, and analytical articles; his music has been broadcast on the radio and television and released on CDs. In addition to being a composer, Mr. Füting is an avid performer. He has appeared at venues and festivals in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, Norway, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Reiko joined the theory faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in 2000; five years later, he became a member of the composition faculty and was appointed department chair of theory. He has also taught vocal accompanying at the Conservatory of Music and Theater in Rostock, Germany, and appeared as guest faculty and lecturer at universities and conservatories in China (Chungchun, Beijing, Shenyang), Colombia (Bogotá, Medellîn), Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Rostock), Italy (Rome), Russia (Moscow), and the United States (Baltimore, Brooklyn, Hempstead, New York, Oberlin, Princeton).
More information about Reiko Füting can be found at www.reiko-fueting.de.