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Ray Furuta
June 14, 2016Ray Furuta joins the Faculty at Santa Clara UniversityRay Furuta was appointed as the Artist-Lecturer in Flute at Santa Clara University.click here for more info
June 14, 2016Silicon Valley Music Festival Celebrates 5 Yearswww.cmsv.orgclick here for more info
December 20, 201540 under FortyRay Furuta was honored as a distinguished alumni of Stony Brook University.click here for more info
September 1, 2015Faculty PositionRay Furuta was recently named flute faculty for Mission College in Santa Clara, California.
June 11, 2014Cultural DiplomacyWith renowned pianist and colleague Jon Nakamatsu, Ray Furuta was officiated as a Cultural Ambassador to the United States by Sister Cities International.
July 16, 2013Faculty PositionsRay Furuta joins the Artistic Faculty of the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute in Leavenworth, WA (July 7 - 21) and the San Diego Coastal Flutes Summer Masterclass in San Diego, CA (August 5 - 10).
July 15, 2013Another review from the 2013 Silicon Valley Music Festival!click here for more info
June 18, 2013Review from the 2013 Silicon Valley Music Festival!click here for more info
After giving the U.S. Premiere of Yuko Uebayashi's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, the San Jose Mercury News hailed flutist Ray Furuta as “the protégé of the great flutist, Carol Wincenc.” He is raved for his “sophisticated" (Repeat Performances) performances and praised for his "strong and attractive" (San Francisco Classical Voice) bravura, establishing a reputation as "one of the nation's top emerging young concert artists"(Del Mar Times)

Officiated as a cultural ambassador to the U.S. in 2014 and a two-time featured musician for the United Nations in New York City, Ray Furuta has toured as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in countries including Mexico, Canada, Spain, Austria, Czech-Republic, Poland, Hungary and throughout the U.S. – appearing at venues including Merkin Hall, Barclays Center, The Strathmore, Mann Center for the Arts, Providence Performing Arts Center, Palau de la Música, The Liszt Academy of Music, Chopin Conservatory, and Dvorák Hall. He has made appearances for several celebrated presenters including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Banff Centre, San Francisco Flute Society, Ensemble San Francisco, National Flute Association, and the Granada (Spain), Icicle Creek, Sarasota, Music in May, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals to name only a few. He performs frequently as a concerto artist and specializes in a wide range of concerti from the virtuosic concerti of Vivaldi to the contemporary concerti of Yuko Uebayashi, Brett Dean, and Paul Schoenfield. Recently, he has performed the complete Sonatas by J.S. Bach in recital with harpsichordist, Arthur Haas. The 2016-17 season will see a country-wide tour of Mexico, culminating in a week-long teaching/performing residency with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

Dedicated to chamber music, he is the Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Silicon Valley, a leading arts organization based in California. He is the flutist with several dynamic ensembles including “Duo Cassotto” with Bosnian accordionist, Merima Kljuco, the "Wincenc/Furuta" duo with flutist Carol Wincenc, and "Son à Trois", the ensemble in residence for CMSV. Additionally, he has collaborated in performance with such luminaries as Peter Frankl, Jon Nakamatsu, Steven Dibner, Ian Swensen, Susan Narucki, William Sharp, The Weilersteins, and members of the Juilliard, Mendelssohn, Takacs, Kronos, Avalon, and Emerson String Quartets.

As an avid contemporary musician, he has collaborated with and premiered works by many composers including Andy Akiho, Mark Applebaum, David Cutler, Brett Dean, Du Yun, Stacy Garrop, Huang Ruo, Lansing McLosky, Alex Mincek, Laura Schwendinger, Yuko Uebayashi, and Ken Ueno. He can be heard on recordings of Mark Applebaum and Lansing McLosky through Albany Records. His latest New Music initiative, Synesthisa, an artist collective and collaboration with Soprano Susan Narucki, is set to premiere in the 2017-18 Season.

A powerful teaching artist, Ray Furuta is the newly appointed Artist-Lecturer in Flute at Santa Clara University. Prior to this, and for three consecutive years, he served as a flute and chamber music lecturer for the undergraduate department at Stony Brook University as the hand-selected teaching assistant to the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet. Subsequently, he has held residencies and given master classes at institutions including San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State University, Gettysburg College, University of Victoria (BC), California State University at Long Beach, SUNY Albany, New York University, Pacific Lutheran University, and University of the Pacific. In addition, he is an active faculty member for Chamber Music Silicon Valley's Young Artist Program, the Silicon Valley Music Festival, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute and Mission College. In past summers, he was frequent guest teaching artist at the Coastal Flutes Summer Masterclass in San Diego.

As a recipient of the prestigious Staller Scholar Award and recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2016, Ray Furuta holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Stony Brook University where he was a pupil of Carol Wincenc and the Emerson String Quartet. Other important influences include flutists Jill Felber, Isabelle Chapuis and Elena Yarritu, harpsichordist Arthur Haas, and pianist, Wu Han.
One of the nation's top emerging young concert artists.Del Mar Times
The protégé of the great flutist, Carol WincencSan Jose Mercury News
SophisticatedRepeat Performances
Strong and AttractiveSan Francisco Classical Voice
One of the most talented young musiciansPhilip SetzerEmerson String Quartet
A dynamic player whose artistic statement is powerful... having mastered the cornerstones of the flute repertoire with ease and deft virtuosityCarol WincencThe Juilliard School

Upcoming Performances

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Crumb: Vox Balanae @ Santa Clara University
Recital Hall - Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
George Crumb: Vox Balanae

http://scupresents.org/
Friday, October 28, 2016
Faculty Recital @ Santa Clara University
Recital Hall - Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
http://scupresents.org/
Sunday, November 6, 2016
North Shore Pro Musica
The Long Island Museum
Stony Brook, NY
Eldad Tarmu: Stained Glass Story
Paquito D'Riviera: Aires Tropicales
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F (Arr. Popkin)

http://www.northshorepromusica.org/
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Duo Recital with Bridget Kibbey
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
East Setauket, NY
J.S. Bach: Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031
Astor Piazzola: Selections from Histoire du Tango
G. Rochberg: Slow Fires of Autumn
B. Bartok: Suite Paysanne Hongroise pour flûte et harpe


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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wind Remix
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
Georges Enescu: Dixtour
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F (Arr. Popkin)
Antonin Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81 (Arr. David Jolley)

http://www.cmsv.org

Past Performances

Friday, August 19, 2016
Soloist with Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara
Capilla Tolsa - Instituto Cultural Cabañas
Guadalajara, Mexico
Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for Flute in D minor

http://www.osijug.com
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Chamber Master Class - Guadalajara, MX
Telmex Auditorium
Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
http://www.osijug.com
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Flute Master Class - Guadalajara, MX
Telmex Auditorium
Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
http://www.osijug.com
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Heggie: The Deepest Desire at NFA
National Flute Association Convention
San Diego
Jake Heggie: The Deepest Desire
http://www.nfaonline.org
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Recital - Tijuana, MX
Opera de Tijuana
Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Heitor Villalobos: Assobio a jato
Franz Doppler: Andante and Rondo
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Chaconne
Paul Taffanel: Fantaisie sur le Freishutz

Saturday, June 25, 2016
SVMF 2016: Father Beethoven
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA 95050
J. Hummel: Septet in D minor, Op. 74
L.v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral" (Greywoode)

http://www.cmsv.org
Thursday, June 23, 2016
SVMF 2016: Impressionist Impression
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA 95050
C. Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune (Schoenberg)
M. Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (Morelli)
Y. Uebayashi: Misericordia for Flute and String Quartet

http://www.cmsv.org
Friday, May 20, 2016
Music in May
First Congregational Church
Santa Cruz, CA
with Jonah Kim, Cello and Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Joseph Jongen, Pieces en trio for flute cello & harp Op 80
http://musicinmay.org/
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Benefit Recital for Festival of French Classical Music
Mission College, Gilmor Center - Rm. 103
Santa Clara, CA
with Pianist, Christine Mcleavey Payne
Claude Debussy (Furuta): 4 Early Songs
Philippe Gaubert: Ballade for Flute and Piano
Paul Taffanel: Fantaisie on "Der Freischutz"
and more!

http://lefestival.org
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Music in May Salon Series
Private Residence
Santa Cruz, CA
W.A. Mozart: Flute Quartet in C major, K. 309
http://musicinmay.org/
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ensemble San Francisco, Opus 415 House Concert
Atherton, CA
Claude Debussy (Ray Furuta), Early Songs
Philippe Gaubert, Trois Aquarelles

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
MIMOZART
Roosevelt Community Center
San Jose, CA
W.A. Mozart, Flute Quartet in C major, K. 309 (Hoffmeister)
http://www.cmsv.org
Friday, April 22, 2016
Santa Clara University Faculty Recital
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
with Teresa McCollough (piano) and Frédéric Rosselet (cello)
G. Crumb: Vox Balanae (Voice of the Whale)
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Live at NPR's "Says You"
Oshman Jewish Community Center
Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Son à Trois Recital
Mission College - Gilmor Center
Santa Clara, CA
Son à Trois: Ray Furuta (Flute), Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir (Cello), and Katherine Dowling (Piano)
Joseph Haydn, Piano Trio in G major "Gypsy"
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 70 No. 2
George Crumb, Vox Balanae

http://www.cmsv.org
Friday, April 8, 2016
Lecture @ Stanford University
Braun Music Center
Sanford, CA
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Chamber Music Class @ San Jose State University
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Chamber Music Coaching
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
North Shore Pro Musica
Long Island Museum
Stony Brook, NY
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Quintette en forme de Choros
Jane Leslie, Earth Dreams
Maurice Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin

http://www.northshorepromusica.org/
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Duo Recital with Rachel Kudo
Private Residence
Setauket, NY
Philippe Gaubert: Ballade
Sergei Rachmaninoff: 6 Romances (arr. Ray Furuta)
Cesar Franck: Sonata for Flute and Piano

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Mozart Flute Quartets
Washington University: E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
St. Louis, MO 63130
with members of the St. Louis Symphony
The Complete Mozart Flute Quartets
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
CMSV Outreach at Juvenile Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Chamber Music Silicon Valley in partnership with Ensemble San Francisco and Sound Impact
http://www.cmsv.org
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Guest Artist with Frequency 49
Arlington Community Church Concert Series
Kensington, CA 94707
R. Muczynski, Duos for Flute and Clarinet
L. Smit, Sextet for wind quintet and piano

http://www.f49music.com/
Sunday, March 6, 2016
North Shore Pro Musica
Long Island Museum
Stony Brook, NY
with Terry Keevil (Oboe) and Dimitri Dover (Piano)
http://www.northshorepromusica.org/
Sunday, January 3, 2016
San Jose Chamber Orchestra
Le Petit Trianon Theatre
San Jose, CA
http://sjco.org
Friday, December 11, 2015
Hidden Valley Opera
Hidden Valley Music Center
Carmel Valley, CA
Conte, The Gift of the Magi
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Sunday, December 6, 2015
Hidden Valley Opera
Hidden Valley Music Center
Carmel Valley, CA
Conte, The Gift of the Magi
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Friday, December 4, 2015
CMSV Launch
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
with Christina Dahl (Piano), Jonah Kim (Cello), and Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Beethoven, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F
Uebayashi, Au-dela du temps for Two Flutes and Piano
Bolcom, Graceful Ghost Rag
Weber, Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano

http://www.cmsv.org
Sunday, November 15, 2015
North Shore Pro Musica
Long Island Museum
Stony Brook, NY
with Alicia Valoti and Margery Fittz
Debussy, Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
http://www.northshorepromusica.org/
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Providence Premieres
with Merima Kljuco
Premieres for Duo Cassotto
http://www.providencepremieres.org/
Saturday, March 28, 2015
C.P.E. Bach D minor Flute Concerto with Stony Brook Symphony
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, New York
C.P.E. Bach, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D minor
to be performed "Orpheus Style" (conductorless)

https://www.staller.sunysb.edu/index.html
Friday, March 27, 2015
Solo Recital
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, New York
With Carol Wincenc, Flute & Michelle Cann, Piano
P. Schoenfield, Slovakian Children's Songs
P. Gaubert, Sonata in A major
F. Schubert, Introduction and Variations on 'Trokne Blumen'
Y. Uebayashi, Au-dela du temps

https://www.staller.sunysb.edu/index.html
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Masterclass and Recital at Bellport High School
Bellport High School
with Michelle Cann, Piano
P. Gaubert, Sonata in A major
P. Schoenfield, Slovakian Children's Songs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Recital with Carol Wincenc
The Japanese Embassy
New York, NY
Sponsored by the Juilliard School
Y. Uebayashi, Au-dela du temps
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Residency at California State University, Long Beach
Bob Cole Conservatory @ CSULB
Long Beach, CA
Master Class and Recital
Repertoire TBD
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Uebayashi Flute Concerto with UOP Symphony Orchestra
Faye Spanos Concert Hall
Stockton, California
Yuko Uebayashi, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Masterclass - University of the Pacific
Solo Flute and Chamber Music Students of UOP
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Residency @ SUNY Albany
New Music and Culture Symposium
Albany, NY
World Premieres
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Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Complete Bach Flute Sonatas @ Concerts at 3
Bethany Lutheran Church
Naperville, IL
With Erin Hanke, Harpsichord
The Complete Bach Flute Sonatas. BWVs 1030-1035, 1020
http://www.concertsat3.org/
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Lecture on The Phenomenological Approach to Musical Analysis
"The Phenomenological Experience of George Crumb: Voice of the Whale"
Friday, November 14, 2014
Premieres!
Roulette
New York, NY 10013
Premiering a work by Mark Applebaum
http://roulette.org/
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Guest Artist - New York University (NYU)
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts
New York, NY
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Guest Artist - San Francisco Flute Festival
Valley Christian School - Conservatory of Music
San Jose, CA 95111
G.P. Telemann, Fantasia No. 2 in A minor
A. Piazzolla, Tango Etude No. 3

http://sfflutefestival.com/
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Chamber Music Coaching @ San Jose State University
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Residency - Gettysburg College
Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Performing: Philippe Hurel, ... A mesure and Steve Reich, Double Sextet
Master Classes, Coachings, and Concerts
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Master Class - San Diego Coastal Flutes
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Del Mar, California
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Recital - San Diego Coastal Flutes
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Del Mar, California
P. Gaubert, Sonata for Flute in A major
P. Schoenfield, Slovakian Children Songs
Y. Uebayashi, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Friday, August 1, 2014
Side-by-Side with Dionne Warwick
San Jose Center for Performing Arts
San Jose, California
Various Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach Songs
http://www.lunchtimeattrianon.org/
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival: Primary Colors
Canyon Wren Recital Hall
Leavenworth, WA
with the Avalon String Quartet
Yuko Uebayashi, Misericordia for Flute and String Quartet
http://www.icicle.org
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Masterclass @ Silicon Valley Music Festival
San Jose Fairmont Hotel - Glenn Ellen Room
San Jose, California
http://www.svmusicfestival.org
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Soyokaze Trio in San Jose
JTS Northside Community Center
San Jose, California
with Ayako Oshima, Clarinet and Jasmin Arakawa, Piano
Japanese Folk Songs
J. Brahms, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Y. Uebayashi, Sonata for Flute and Piano
M. Webster, Sonata Cho-Cho San for Flute Clarinet and Piano

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Soloist with San Jose Mission Chamber Orchestra
Le Petit Trianon Theater
San Jose, CA
San Jose Mission Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Emily Ray
C.P.E. Bach, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D minor
George Hue, Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra

http://www.missionchamber.org
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sonic Spring Electronic Music Concert
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, New York
World Premier of Daria Semegen, Bargello for Solo Flute
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/music/
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, New York
Principal Flute: Claude Debussy, Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/music/
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Bach Flute Sonatas
First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
with Arthur Haas, Harpsichord
The entire series of Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach
http://www.svmusicfestival.org
Saturday, January 25, 2014
IHS Benefit Concert
Independence High School Concert Hall
San Jose, CA
In benefit for the Independence HIgh School Music Program and the Silicon Valley Music Festival
Mike Mower, Concerto for Flute and Band
http://www.svmusicfestival.org
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Flute Concerto in D minor, H.484.1
III. Allegro di molto
Ray Furuta
Stony Brook Symphony
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Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata, TWV 42:d10
IV. Presto
Ray Furuta, Helen Kim, Arnold Choi, & Erin Hanke
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Yuko Uebayashi
Au-delà du temps (Transcending Time)
IV. La Lumière tournante dans le rêve
Ray Furuta, Carol Wincenc, & Michelle Cann
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Johannes Brahms
Horn Trio, Op. 40 (Arr. Furuta)
IV. Finale: Allegro con brio
Ray Furuta, Amr Selim, & Seba Ali
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Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for Flute in D major, Op. 94
II. Scherzo: Presto
Ray Furuta & Alexandria Le
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Francis Poulenc
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano FP 43 (arr. Furuta)
I. Presto
Ray Furuta, Steven Dibner, & Qing Jiang
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Paul Schoenfield
Flute Concerto (Klezmer Rondos)
Ray Furuta
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Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major
IV. Finale. Allegro
Ray Furuta, Mark Hill, Alan Kay, Carolyn Lockhart, Ann Ellsworth & Alex Le
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Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
IV. Von der Schönheit
William Sharp, Violaine Melancon, Grace Park, Roger Tapping, Sunny Yang, Ray Furuta, Mark Hill, Elinor Rufeizen, Steven Dibner, Steven Stirling, Seth Knopp, & Qing Jiang
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Lansing McLoskey
Requiem, v. 2.001
II. R.I.P.
Yeon-Su Kim, Marie Michelle Beauparlant, Ray Furuta, Michael Shane, Fadi Deeb, & Eduardo Leandro
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