Teruhisa Fukuda was born in 1949 in Nagano Prefecture. He studied under Baizan Nakamura, Kohachirii Miyata and started performing in public in 1986. He not only plays traditional Japanese music like Hitoyo-giri Shakuhachi but also shows great interest in modern music. He is an active participant of a composer's group and has introduced many new pieces in Sumi's BANQUET, Ozaki. Uchikawa & Ban's "San", Doi & Kaneta's "Kaze". Fukuda has also performed with numerous Japanese orchestras including the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has released several CDs including "Shakuhachi Banquet" from America N.P.M., "Mysterious Sounds" from California Legacy and "Esprits Animaux" from ALM Records. Fukuda is a member of the Pro Musica Nipponia and master teacher working to free the shakuhachi from its strict traditional setting.
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