Ingrid Fuzjko V. Georgii-Hemming
Born on December 5, 1932 in Berlin, Germany to a Japanese mother and a Swedish-Russian father but educated in Japan, Hemming began learning to play the piano at a young age from her mother. She was identified as a child prodigy and performed her first concert at seventeen.
She went to Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School, Aoyama Gakuin Junior High School, Aoyama Gakuin Elementary School. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and began her professional career immediately. Hemming received many prestigious honors during this time, including the NHK-Mainichi Music Concour and the Bunka Radio Broadcasting Company Music Prize. She relocated to Germany at the age of 28 to study at the Berlin Institute of Music.
During a concert in Vienna in 1971, Hemming lost her hearing from a bout of high fever. She relocated again to Stockholm, Sweden to take advantage of its medical facilities. She performed many more concerts throughout continental Europe before returning to Japan in 1995.
Hemming performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in June 2001. By 2002, Hemming had performed at every major population center in the world.
In 2008, Hemming was signed by Domo Records for the world. In June 2009, Domo Records released five titles from her catalogue in the U.S.A., including "Echoes Of Eternity"; "La Campanella"; "Nocturnes Of Melancholy", Live At Carnegie Hall, and Liszt's "Piano Concerto No.1".
Four of her CDs have received the Classical Album of the Year award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards.
- Ingrid Fujiko Hemming - The Piano Works Decca 2009