Nozomi Kanda (flute)

Graduated from Ferris University in Japan and The Mons Royal Conservatory in Belgium. She studied under Akane Takahashi, Yasukazu Uemura, Yukihiko Nishizawa and Marc Grauwels in Belgium. While in Paris, Nozomi studied under Vincent Lucas and later with Vincent Cortvrint.

Since graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons in Belgium, Nozomi has performed together with a broad range of artists, including her ex-professeur Marc Grauwels, Pascal Moraguès, Francis Orval, Sylvain Creemers and many others.

Nozomi’s chamber music concerts and recitals have seen her perform in many countries, including Belgium, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Tunisia and her home country, Japan.

Nozomi Kanda is also member of “Estampes” (- viola and Ingrid Procureur - harp),and of the flute quartet“4Tempi” .

During her studies, Nozomi developed an interest in the shinobue, a traditional Japanese flute, and studied with Kohei Nishikawa, who has a high reputation in this field. Together they performed several concerts of traditional Japanese music. Nozomi also regularly gives Japanese music concerts with ensembles that include japanese instruments such as koto, shamisen and Shakuhachi and also with classical occidental instruments.

Passionate about bringing music to young children, Nozomi created and performed several shows for children in Belgium and in Japan. Additionally, Nozomi also performs with her ensemble, 4Tempi, under the direction of Genevieve Damas.

Nozomi Kanda taught at "the International Music Academy" in Dinant, also at the International Music Academy in Fort-Mahon (Picardy-France) and the wind-orchestra academy in the Hautes-Pyrénées (France) and was interim professor of flute at the Academy of Braine l'Alleud and the Academy of Dinant and at the Conservatory of Charleroi. She also taught at the Jissen Gakuen Joshi High School in Japan and gave a flute seminar. She regularly gives Japanese flute seminar in Paris.

Nozomi regularly writes articles for a Yokohama newspaper as well as the online magazine BEL2.