Prof. Shinichi Furuya, director of the Musical Skill and Injury Center (MuSIC) at Sophia University (Tokyo) and researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Tokyo):
Efficient and effective piano techniques and practices:
how to optimize performance and prevent injuries
(lecture in English)
Guest lecture: 6 May | 14:00-16:00h | Haydn-Raum
Shinichi Furuya is a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, and director and research associate professor of Musical Skill and Injury Center (MuSIC) at Sophia University. He also holds a position as a guest professor at Institute for Music Physiology and Musician’s Medicine at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media. After studying mechanical engineering (BSc), biomechanics and exercise physiology (MS), and motor neuroscience (PhD) at Osaka University in Japan, he worked at University of Minnesota (USA), Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Germany), and Sophia University (Japan). He received Postdoctoral Fellowship at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and Heisenberg Fellowship at Germany Research Foundation (DFG) in Germany. His research goal is to enhance musical expertise and prevent musician’s injuries, and to this aim, he studies neuromuscular mechanisms subserving acquisition, sophistication, loss, and restoration of sensorimotor skills in musical performance. He also teaches “body mapping”, a physical education for musicians, as a certificated teacher of Andover Educators.
For more Information, see his website.