Fujita Mao won Second Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2019 and received raving applaud from the jury members and audience. With the special recognition of Valery Gergiev saying, "Mao is the surprising new discovery in the Competition this year," he drew attention from around the world. Fujita won the 27th Concours International De Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland at age 18 in 2017, also winning three special awards, the "Prix Coup de Coeur," the "Audience Award," and the "Prix Modern Times." He has won prizes inside Japan as well, such as First Prize at the 2016 Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition

In the 2019/2020 season, Fujita made his debut in London, performing with Maestro Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra. The Times acclaimed his performance saying "Fujita has wonderful expressiveness and refined sensibility. He represents energetic and eloquent poetic sentiment with deep interpretation and at the same time makes fearless and bold expressions. He also made his debuts in Munich, New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seoul, and more. In December 2019, Fujita appeared to perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 as a sudden substitute with Valery Gergiev at a concert in Japan by the Mariinsky Orchestra. Despite being his first performance, he attracted the audience with fresh sounds, rich lyricism and extraordinary sense of music. The conductor and the orchestra also praised him highly. He appeared in the Ruhr Music Festival and La Folle Journée in Nantes. In July 2020, Fujita was appointed as one of the members for the online Verbier Festival "Verbier Generation - Young talents found by the Music Festival" and his recital was broadcast around the world.

In the 2020/2021 season, he will perform with the Münchner Philharmoniker, given recitals in London, Paris and Munich, and performed at the Verbier Festival - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas Concert (five times). In Japan, Fujita will perform with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yumiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, among others. He will give recitals in various cities in Japan and start the Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas Concert in spring that will be held five times over three years.

Fujita has performed with Valery Gergiev, Kachun Wong, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vasily Petrenko, Oleg Caetani, Riccardo Minasi, Iimori Taijiro, Kobayashi Kenichiro, Akiyama Kazuyoshi, Otomo Naoto, Takaseki Ken, Iimori Norichika, Fujioka Sachio, Yamada Kazuki, Münchner Philharmoniker, the Mariinsky Orchestra and major Japanese orchestras. His latest CD is Chopin: Scherzo/Impromptu (Naxos), which has been chosen as a specially selected recording by the music magazine Record Art. He often appears on TV programs including The Untitled Concert and Hodo (News) Station.

Fujita was born in Tokyo in 1998. He has received the Rohm Music Foundation scholarship and 49th Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation scholarship. In 2020. Fujita received the 21st Hotel Okura Music Award and the 30th Idemitsu Music Award for promising young musicians.

(Jan. 2021)