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Ráyo Furuta
Dubbed “The Rockstar of the Flute” by the Informador de Guadalajara (Mexico), Mexican-Japanese American flutist Ráyo Furuta has performed worldwide as a commanding and versatile performing artist within the classical, contemporary, world, jazz, and pop sectors.

Officiated as a cultural ambassador to the United States of America in 2014, Furuta has toured as a performer and teacher across Mexico, Japan, Austria, Czech-Republic, Poland, Hungary, and throughout the Middle East and North America. He has performed for internationally recognized names including Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, The United Nations, and the Mainly Mozart, Okayama, Sarasota, and Yellowbarn Music Festivals. As a dynamic performer, he has also frequented the stage as a concerto soloist, championing the contemporary concerti of Gabriela Lena Frank, Yuko Uebayashi, and Paul Schoenfield and a touring solo recitalist mastering the cornerstones of the flute repertoire.

Dedicated to Chamber Music, Furuta maintained an active role as the flutist with several ensembles including established duos with pianist Michelle Cann, percussionist Haruka Fujii, and flutist Carol Wincenc. He has also shared the stage with classical luminaries including Jon Nakamatsu, Peter Frankl, and members of the Avalon, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos, Mendelssohn, and Emerson String Quartets. Additionally, his passion for world music has led to performances with superstars Van Anh Vo (Danh Tranh), Sandeep Das (Indian Tabla), Vijay Gopal (Bansuri), Merima Kljuco (Accordion), Ghassan Sahhab (Qanun), and Christina Pato (Galacian Bagpipe) to name only a few. He is also a member of the Mexico-city based Contemporary Mexican Jazz Band, Toktli, and is a leading-artist-member of the Common Sounds ensemble.

As a passionate teaching artist, Furuta is the Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at San Jose State University, as well as the Lecturer of Performance Practice and Community Engagement at Santa Clara University. In addition, he leads courses in global music performance, ethnomusicology, and popular music. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to this, he served as an instructor in flute and chamber music for the undergraduate music department at Stony Brook University as the hand-selected teaching assistant to the Emerson String Quartet.

He has held residencies and given master classes at institutions including the Oberlin Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, Lebanese American University of Beirut, UC San Diego, University of Akron, University of Victoria (BC), and New York University, among others. In addition, he is a regularly rotating faculty member of the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute, Yes Academy - Egypt, Imagine Music Seminar in Beirut, and the Orqesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

As an artistic philanthropist, Ráyo Furuta’s passion for social justice has led much of his musical career to bring music to marginalized communities around the world. Under his initiative "Mas Amor Arts," his ongoing projects include a presence in local juvenile detention centers and collaborative projects with homeless women of color to address injustices of gender, race, finances, healthcare, and homelessness. In addition, he has established an annual project in the disenfranchised districts of Tijuana, Mexico to bring music education to youth in an effort to keep them out of the streets. He has also performed for Syrian Refugees in the Middle East. Subsequently, he has developed Music & Social Justice curriculum for the Music Department at Santa Clara University.

As a celebrated curator, he is the Producing Artistic Director for Chamber Music Silicon Valley, a leading Californian arts organization. As well as Santa Clara University’s weekly Music@Noon concert series. He was named the winner of the 2018 X-Factor Arts Prize, which recognizes entrepreneurial and innovative ideas to advance the arts and creativity. And most recently, was announced as the 2019 “On the Stage” Artist Laureate of SVCreates, design to identify and recognize Silicon Valley’s finest artists based on the quality of their work and their commitment to enriching the community. In addition, he is an alumnus of the Multicultural Artist Leadership Institute (MALI).

As a recipient of the prestigious Staller Scholar and distinguished alumni “40 under 40” awards, Ray Furuta holds his 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 Isabelle Chapuis, Jill Felber, and Elena Yarritu, harpsichordist Arthur Haas, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist and artistic visionary Wu Han.

Ráyo Furuta is a Burkart Artist and performs on a Lillian Burkart 9k gold flute and a .998 silver flute with a 14k gold head joint.
The Rockstar of the Flute
Informador de Guadalajara

Expressive and compelling
Santa Barbara Independent

The prodigy of the great flutist, Carol Wincenc
San Jose Mercury News

Repeat Performances

One of the nation's top emerging young concert artists.
Del Mar Times

Strong and Attractive
San Francisco Classical Voice

One of the most talented young musicians...
Philip SetzerEmerson String Quartet

A dynamic player whose artistic statement is powerful...
Carol WincencThe Juilliard School

Upcoming Events

October 06, 2023
Uebayashi & Lena Frank Concerti with Orquesta Sinfornia Juvenil Guadalajara, Mexico
October 08, 2023
Feature Performance with Chiffon FuSan Jose, CA
October 24 - 29, 2023
Burkart Flutes: California Recital & Master Class TourCalifornia
October 26, 2023
Composer Portrait: Pablo FurmanSan Jose, California
October 28, 2023
Lee Actor: Concerto for Two Flutes with Palo Alto PhilharmonicMonte Sereno, California
November 10-13, 2023
GLFCAM ResidencyBoonville, CA
November 23, 2023
Mozart Concerto in D major with Orquesta Filarmónica de SonoraHermosillo, MX
November 27 - December 4, 2023
Precious Scars: Bay Area Community TourCalifornia
December 10-18, 2023
Lyric Fest: Christmas CantataPhiladelphia, PA

Past Events

September 29, 2023
"Para Linda"
August 16 - 20, 2023
Mas Amor Arts Initia...
August 16, 2023
MUSUBI at Throckmort...
August 15, 2023
Recording Project
August 14, 2023
Recording Project
August 13, 2023
SVMF 2023: Juntos
August 12, 2023
SVMF 2023: Precious ...
August 12, 2023
Dvorak: Romance, Op....
August 11, 2023
SVMF 2023: The Brand...
August 08, 2023
Recording Project
July 24 - August 6, 2023
Faculty: Yes Academy...
July 08, 2023
Recital: Opera en la...
June 27, 2023
Santa Clara Library ...
June 26 - 30, 2023
SJSU Summer Winds Ch...
June 19-23, 2023
SJSU Summer Flute In...
June 10, 2023
Concerto Tour of Jal...
June 05 - 09, 2023
Golden State of Song...
May 21, 2023
P. Tchaikovsky: Slee...
May 21, 2023
Judge: Gifted Youth ...
May 20, 2023
P. Tchaikovsky: Slee...
May 06, 2023
Sunset Arts and Musi...
April 29 - May 3, 2023
GLFCAM / American Co...
April 14, 2023
Solo Recital
April 12, 2023
"Day of Giving" Perf...
April 01, 2023
Burkart Flutes: Cali...
March 25, 2023
Guest Speaker: MTNA ...
March 11, 2023
SJSU Flute Day with ...
December 17-18, 2022
GLFCAM Residency
November 16, 2022
Stories of Japan
November 08, 2022
Debussy X 3
November 04, 2022
Masterclass at Oberl...
November 01, 2022
Masterclass: Youngst...
October 31- November 4, 2022
In-Residence: Clevel...
October 26, 2022
Be A Music Major Day...
October 22, 2022
Faculty Recital
October 20, 2022
Composer Portrait: C...
October 08, 2022
Stories of Japan
October 02, 2022
Berkeley Symphony Ch...
September 09, 2022
Flute Music by Frenc...
August 26, 2022
SVMF 10: Passion for...
August 25, 2022
SVMF 10: All-America...
August 21, 2022
SVMF 10: Dvorak, App...
August 20, 2022
SVMF 10: Audacious A...
August 19, 2022
SVMF 10: The Branden...
August 14, 2022
Recital with Michell...
July 25, 2022
SJSU Summer Flute In...
July 12, 2022
Mas Amor Arts (CMSV)...
July 10, 2022
Mosaic at Hewlett Fo...
May 14, 2022
Audacious Amadeus: C...
April 22, 2022
Hommage to George Cr...
April 09, 2022
Sound of Japan
April 07, 2022
ComPanther's Collabo...
April 02, 2022
Premiere: Lee Actor'...
March 26, 2022
Guest Speaker: MTNA ...
March 13, 2022
Every Night in Dream...
March 11, 2022
ComPanther's Collabo...
March 10, 2022
ComPanther's Collabo...
March 09, 2022
GLFCAM Bahlest Eeble...
March 08, 2022
GLFCAM Bahlest Eeble...
March 07, 2022
GLFCAM Bahlest Eeble...
March 05, 2022
Furuta/Cann Duo Virt...
February 10, 2022
ComPanther's Collabo...
January 16, 2022
January 08, 2022
CMSV 10th Anniversar...
January 07, 2022
Faculty Recital
November 05, 2021
Speaker: Marion Cilk...
October 02, 2021
Mosaic Festival
March 13, 2021
Master Class: Gabrie...
February 13, 2021
Guest Artist Recital...
January 22, 2021
SCU Faculty Artist S...
December 12, 2020
World Premiere: Lee ...
August 17, 2020
Mosaic Connect: Prec...
August 12, 2020
Judge: NAACP New Mus...
August 07, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020
Mas Amor Arts Initia...
June 21, 2020 - July 10, 2020
Imagine Arts Summer ...
April 19, 2020
North Shore Pro Musi...
April 16, 2020
Guest Speaker: Diver...
April 05, 2020
Solo Recital: Stanfo...
April 04, 2020
World Premiere: Lee ...
March 27, 2020
Festival Next: Solo ...
March 10, 2020
Toktli at Cinequest
March 07, 2020
CMSV: Cabaret Collec...
March 01, 2020
Lyric Fest: The Ench...
February 29, 2020
Lyric Fest: The Ench...
February 23, 2020
First Baptist Presen...
February 22, 2020
Solo Recital: Annapo...
February 08, 2020
Rhiannon Gidden's Lu...
January 18, 2020
CMSV: The Brandenbur...
January 10, 2020
Solo Recital: Santa ...
December 14, 2019
CMSV: Prescious Scar...
December 07, 2019
Debut: Prescious Sca...
November 16, 2019
Master Class and Rec...
August 31, 2019
Silicon Valley Music...
August 30, 2019
Silicon Valley Music...
August 03, 2019
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
July 14, 2019
Icicle Creek Chamber...
July 13, 2019
Icicle Creek Chamber...
June 27, 2019
2019 SVArts Awards +...
June 26, 2019
CMSV in Mexico Resid...
June 25, 2019
CMSV in Mexico Resid...
June 24, 2019
CMSV in Mexico Resid...
May 29, 2019
SCU Flute Studio Rec...
April 27, 2019
Cupertino Cherry Blo...
April 13, 2019
CMSV: Common Sounds
April 07, 2019
North Shore Pro Musi...
April 06, 2019
All "American" Recit...
April 06, 2019
All "American" Recit...
April 01, 2019
All "American" Recit...
March 30, 2019
All "American" Recit...
March 29, 2019
Common Sounds @ Mosa...
March 09, 2019
Special Guest with R...
February 01, 2019
New Music Festival: ...
January 31, 2019
New Music Festival: ...
January 27, 2019
Master Class at Oran...
January 26, 2019
CMSV: The Brandenbur...
January 20, 2019
Master Class at Oran...
November 10, 2018
CMSV: Celestial Mech...
November 07, 2018
Ray Furuta & Haruka ...
October 24, 2018
October 05, 2018
Common Sounds with M...
October 4, 2018
Faculty Recital
August 20, 2018
Recording Session: M...
August 18, 2018
Recording Session: M...
August 17, 2018
Vico Diaz: Toktli
August, 04, 2018
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
August, 03, 2018
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
August, 02, 2018
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
July, 28, 2018
Annapolis Chamber Mu...
July 15, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Imagine Arts Summer ...
July 3, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Opera en la Calle Fe...
June 30, 2018
Silicon Valley Music...
June 29, 2018
Silicon Valley Music...
June 28, 2018
Silicon Valley Music...
May 12, 2018
Wind and Reed with M...
May 2, 2018
Music@Noon with Furu...
April 28, 2018
CMSV: Rouge
March 16, 2018
Soloist with SCU Win...
February 2, 2018
Santa Clara Universi...
January 29, 2018
Sangam Arts Presents...
January 28, 2018
North Shore Pro Musi...
January 20, 2018
CMSV: The Complete B...
November 13, 2017
Lunes de Musica: Sol...
November 3, 2017
Faculty Recital @ SC...
October 29, 2017
Furuta/Kibbey Duo wi...
October 21, 2017
September 30, 2017
Recital: Okayama Flu...
September 24 -30, 2017
Okayama Internationa...
September 9, 2017
Guest Artist - Palo ...
September 4, 2017
Lunes de Musica
July 26-29, 2017
Opera en la Calle Fe...
July 25, 2017
Master Class for San...
July 9 - 16 , 2017
Imagine Music - Beir...
June 18, 2017
Mainly Mozart Festiv...
June 10, 2017
SVMF 2017: A Hug fo...
June 9, 2017
SVMF 2017: Techno Pa...
June 8, 2017
SVMF 2017: Vertigo
May 5, 2017
Performance with Sil...
May 3, 2017
Performance with Sil...
April 6, 2017
CMSV Opus Now Soiree
March 25, 2017
Wind Remix
February 15, 2017
Music and Conflict -...
February 13, 2017
Music and Conflict -...
February 8, 2017
Arts and Conflict - ...
February 7, 2017
Arts and Conflict - ...
February 3, 2017
Composer Portrait: E...
December 10, 2016
Vivaldi: The Four Se...
November 21, 2016
Recital in Gudalajar...
November 13, 2016
Duo Recital with Bri...
November 12, 2016
Recital and Master C...
November 12, 2016
Friendly Persuasions...
November 6, 2016
North Shore Pro Musi...
October 28, 2016
Faculty Recital @ Sa...
October 22, 2016
Audacious Amadeus
December 12, 2016
September 22, 2016
Crumb: Vox Balanae @...
August 19, 2016
Soloist with Orquest...
August 17, 2016
Chamber Master Class...
August 16, 2016
Flute Master Class -...
August 14, 2016
Heggie: The Deepest ...
August 14, 2016
Recital - Tijuana, M...
June 25, 2016
SVMF 2016: Father Be...
June 23, 2016
SVMF 2016: Impressio...
May 20, 2016
Music in May
May 7, 2016
Benefit Recital for ...
April 24, 2016
Music in May Salon S...
April 23, 2016
Ensemble San Francis...
April 23, 2016
April 22, 2016
Santa Clara Universi...
April 17, 2016
Live at NPR's "Says ...
April 9, 2016
Son à Trois Recital
April 8, 2016
Lecture @ Stanford U...
April 5, 2016
Chamber Music Class ...
April 3, 2016
North Shore Pro Musi...
March 26, 2016
Duo Recital with Rac...
March 22, 2016
The Mozart Flute Qua...
March 16, 2016
CMSV Outreach at Juv...
March 12, 2016
Guest Artist with Fr...
March 6, 2016
North Shore Pro Musi...
January 3, 2016
San Jose Chamber Orc...
December 11, 2015
Hidden Valley Opera
December 6, 2015
Hidden Valley Opera
December 4, 2015
CMSV Launch
November 15, 2015
North Shore Pro Musi...
April 9, 2015
Providence Premieres
March 28, 2015
C.P.E. Bach D minor ...
March 27, 2015
Solo Recital
March 26, 2015
Masterclass and Reci...
March 25, 2015
Recital with Carol W...
March 4, 2015
Residency at Califor...
February 21, 2015
Uebayashi Flute Conc...
February 20, 2015
Masterclass - Univer...
January 30, 2015
Residency @ SUNY Alb...
January 18, 2015
The Complete Bach Fl...
December 16, 2014
Lecture on The Pheno...
November 14, 2014
November 9, 2014
Guest Artist - New Y...
November 2, 2014
Guest Artist - San F...
October 28, 2014
Chamber Music Coachi...
October 26, 2014
Residency - Gettysbu...
August 13, 2014
Recital - San Diego ...
August 13, 2014
Master Class - San D...
August 1, 2014
Side-by-Side with Di...
July 12, 2014
Icicle Creek Chamber...
June 22, 2014
Masterclass @ Silico...
June 21, 2014
Soyokaze Trio in San...
April 26, 2014
Soloist with San Jos...
April 11, 2014
Sonic Spring Electro...
March 29, 2014
Stony Brook Symphony...
February 8, 2014
The Bach Flute Sonat...
January 25, 2014
IHS Benefit Concert
January 30 - February 2, 2019
Santa Clara Universi...
The Concerti of Gabriela Lena Frank and Yuko UebayashiRáyo Furuta is the premiere interpreter for the exhilarating concerti by composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Yuko Uebayashi. "Illapa: Tone Poem for Flute and Orchestra" by Gabriela Lena Frank depicts a moment in the life of Illapa, a powerful weather god from ancient South American Andean culture. While Yuko Uebayashi's "Concerto pour Flûte et Orchestre à cordes" melds her Japanese heritage with her French inspiration in an amazingly virtuosic and beautifully lyrical combination.
Ráyo Furuta & Michelle CannThe most dynamic flute and piano duo performing today, Michelle Cann and Ráyo Furuta’s performances together are unparalleled. As performers and educators on the forefront on classical music pedagogy, bookings can include panels, lectures, masterclasses, and/or career development or performance workshops.
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Pasíon: Alt-Mariachi Performance ExperiencePASÍON is a concert-length performance featuring a series of popular Mexican ballads/love songs arranged for solo flutist/vocalist with an alt-mariachi ensemble. These arrangements were masterfully crafted by leona bassist and Jazz musician, Vico Diaz.
Other Collaborations

"Furujii" (Flute & Percussion) with Haruka Fujii

"Burkart Duo" (Two Flutes) with Carol Wincenc

"Common Sounds" (Global Music Fusion)

"Nunu" (Flute, Horn, & Piano) with Amr Selim and Seba Ali

with Van Anh Vo (Dan Trahn)

with PC Muñoz (Multidisciplinary/Percussion)

with Vico Diaz (Leona Bass)

with Shirley Muramoto (Koto)

with Chiffon Fu (Guzheng)





「フルート界のロックスター」とメキシコの新聞、Informador de Guadalajaraに称賛され、アメリカ、日本、メキシコと3つのバックグラウンドを持つフルタ氏は、世界を舞台にクラシック、コンテンポラリー、ワールド音楽、ジャズからポップまで、あらゆるジャンルにおいて幅広く活躍する。

2014年にはアメリカの文化大使を務め、アメリカ国内の都市をはじめ、日本、メキシコ、オーストリア、チェコ共和国、ポーランド、ハンガリー、中東を、演奏家/講師として旅する。これまでにヨーヨー・マ監修のシルクロード・アンサンブル、リンカーン・センター室内楽協会、ジュリアード音楽院、国連、Mainly Mozart音楽祭、岡山国際音楽祭、サラソタ音楽祭、イエローバーン音楽祭などで演奏した。


室内楽奏者としては、ハープ奏者のブリジット・キビーとFuruta/Kibbeyデュオ、パーカッション奏者の藤井はるかとFurujii、そしてフルート奏者のキャロル・ウィンセンスとBurkart デュオとして活躍している。他にはジョン・ナカマツ、ピーター・フランクル、そしてアヴァロン、ブルックリン・ライダー、クロノス、メンデルスゾーン、エマーソン弦楽四重奏団のメンバーらと共演する。また、世界各地の民族音楽への興味は尽きず、Van Anh Vo(ダン・チャイン奏者)、Sandeep Das(タブラ奏者)、Vijay Gopal(バーンスリー奏者)、Merima Kljuco(アコーディオン奏者)、Ghassan Sahhab(カーヌーン奏者)、Christina Pato(ガリシン・バグパイプ奏者)と、様々な民族楽器奏者との共演を楽しむ。メキシコシティを拠点とするコンテンポラリージャズバンドToktli、そしてCommon Sounds ensembleのリーダーでもある。


各地でのマスタークラスの開催にも熱心に取り組み、これまでサンフランシスコ音楽院、スタンフォード大学、ベイルート・アメリカン大学、カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校、サンノゼ州立大学、ヴィクトリア大学、ニューヨーク大学などに招聘された。Icicle Creek室内楽音楽祭、Imagine音楽セミナー(ベイルート)、 Orqesta Sinfonica Juvenil(グアダラハラ、メキシコ)でも講師を務める。また、ソーシャル・ジャスティスのフィールドにも身を置く音楽家として、最近ではホームレス施設や貧困区域内の学校、少年施設など世界中のあらゆるコミュニティーに音楽を届けようとコンサート活動を企画している。


地元カリフォルニア州ではアートシーンをさらに盛り上げようと、Silicon Valley室内楽音楽祭やサンタクララ大学でのMusic@Noonコンサートシリーズの代表を務める。2018年には革新的且つクリエイティブなアーティストに送られるX-Factor Arts Prizeを獲得。今年2019年には、シリコンバレーでコミュニティーを豊かにする為に最も尽力したアーティストとして、 “On the Stage” Artist Laureate of SVCreatesに選ばれた。

ストーニーブルック大学、大学院ではキャロル・ウィンセンスに師事し、卒業生として“40 under 40”アワードを受賞。在学中、エマーソン弦楽四重奏団はもとより、フルート奏者のイザベル・シャプイ、 ジル・フェルバー、エレナ・ヤリトゥ、ハープシコード奏者のアーサー・ハス、ピアニストのウー・ハンにアーティストとして最も影響を受ける。

Apodado "The Rockstar of the Flute" por el Informador de Guadalajara (México), el flautista mexicano-japonés estadounidense Ray Furuta ha actuado en todo el mundo como un artista versátil que domina los sectores clásico, contemporáneo, música del mundo, jazz y pop.

Nombrado embajador cultural en los Estados Unidos de América en 2014, Furuta ha realizado giras como intérprete y maestro en México, Japón, Austria, República Checa, Polonia, Hungría, en todo el Medio Oriente y América del Norte. Ha actuado con artistas de renombre y en festivales reconocidos internacionalmente, como el Conjunto Silkroad de Yo-Yo Ma, la Sociedad de Música de Cámara del Lincoln Center, la Escuela Juilliard, las Naciones Unidas y los Festivales de Música Mainly Mozart, Okayama, Sarasota y Yellowbarn. Como intérprete dinámico, también ha frecuentado el escenario como solista concertante, masterización los conciertos contemporáneos de Yuko Uebayashi, Brett Dean y Paul Schoenfield y como recitalista solista de gira que domina los pilares del repertorio de flauta.

Dedicado a la música de cámara, Furuta mantuvo un papel activo como flautista con varios conjuntos, incluyendo el dúo Furuta / Kibbey con la arpista Bridget Kibbey, Furujii con la percusionista Haruka Fujii y el Burkart Duo con la flautista Carol Wincenc. También ha compartido el escenario con luminarias clásicas, incluidos Jon Nakamatsu, Peter Frankl y miembros de los Cuartetos de cuerda Avalon, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos, Mendelssohn y Emerson. Además, su pasión por la música del mundo lo ha llevado a actuaciones con las superestrellas Van Anh Vo (Danh Tranh), Sandeep Das (Tabla India), Vijay Gopal (Bansuri), Merima Kljuco (Acordeón), Ghassan Sahhab (Qanun) y Christina Pato ( Gaita galaciana) por nombrar solo algunos. También es miembro de la Banda de Jazz Mexicano Contemporáneo con sede en la ciudad de México, Toktli, y es un destacado artista-miembro del conjunto de Sonidos Comunes.

Como apasionado artista docente, Furuta es profesor de Performance Practice y Music & Social Justice en la Universidad de Santa Clara. Además, dirige cursos de interpretación musical global y etnomusicología. Antes de esto, se desempeñó como instructor de flauta y música de cámara para el departamento de música de pregrado en la Universidad de Stony Brook como asistente de enseñanza seleccionado a mano para el Cuarteto de Cuerdas Emerson.

Ha realizado residencias y ha impartido clases magistrales en instituciones como el Conservatorio de Música de San Francisco, la Universidad de Stanford, la Universidad Libanesa Americana de Beirut, UC San Diego, la Universidad Estatal de San José, la Universidad de Victoria (BC) y la Universidad de Nueva York, entre otras. Además, es miembro del cuerpo docente del Instituto de Música de Cámara Icicle Creek, del Seminario de Música Imagine en Beirut y de la Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Guadalajara.

Como filántropo artístico, la pasión de Ray Furuta por la justicia social ha llevado a gran parte de su carrera musical a llevar música a comunidades marginadas de todo el mundo. Sus proyectos en curso incluyen presencia en centros locales de detención juvenil y para jóvenes sin hogar y escuelas de título 1. Además, ha establecido un proyecto anual en los distritos marginados de Tijuana, México, para llevar educación musical a los jóvenes en un esfuerzo por mantenerlos fuera de las calles. También ha actuado para refugiados sirios en el Medio Oriente. Posteriormente, ha desarrollado el plan de estudios de Justicia Social para la Universidad de Santa Clara.

Como curador célebre, es el Director Artístico Productor de Música de Cámara Silicon Valley, una importante organización artística californiana. Además de la serie semanal de conciertos Music @ Noon de la Universidad de Santa Clara. Fue nombrado ganador del Premio X-Factor Arts 2018, que reconoce ideas emprendedoras e innovadoras para avanzar en las artes y la creatividad. Y más recientemente, fue anunciado como el Laureado Artista “On the Stage” 2019 de SVCreates, diseñado para identificar y reconocer a los mejores artistas de Silicon Valley en función de la calidad de su trabajo y su compromiso de enriquecer a la comunidad. Además, es alumno del Instituto de Liderazgo de Artistas Multiculturales (MALI).

Como receptor del prestigioso Staller Scholar y distinguidos alumnos “40 under 40”, Ray Furuta tiene su doctorado en artes musicales de la Universidad Stony Brook, donde fue alumno de Carol Wincenc y del Cuarteto de Cuerdas Emerson. Otras influencias importantes incluyen las flautistas Isabelle Chapuis, Jill Felber y Elena Yarritu, el clavecista Arthur Haas y el pianista y visionario artístico Wu Han.
Eldin Burton
with Seba Ali, Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff
How Fair This Spot
with Nicholas Dold, Piano
Antonin Dvorak
with Seba Ali, piano
Yuko Uebayashi
Sonata for Flute and Piano,
with Michelle Cann, Piano
Alban Berg
7 Early Songs
with Christina Dahl, Piano
Franz Schubert
Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen
With Michelle Cann, Piano
J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
I. Allegro
Salley Koo, Violin Solo
Ray Furuta & Colleen Fernandez, Flutes
Jaram Kim & Lizzie Jones, Ripieno
Jessica Chang, Viola
Katie Youn, Cello
Zach Hobin, Bass
Stephen Gamboa-Diaz, Harpsichord
Claude Debussy
Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp
with Meena Bhasin, Viola & Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata, TWV 42:d10
with Helen Kim, Violin; Arnold Choi, Cello; Erin Hanke, Harpsichord
Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
with William Sharp, Violaine Melancon, Grace Park, Roger Tapping, Sunny Yang, Sam Suggs, Mark Hill, Elinor Rufeizen, Steven Dibner, Steven Stirling, Seth Knopp, & Qing Jiang
Francis Poulenc
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano FP 43 (arr. Furuta)
with Steven Dibner, Bassoon; Qing Jiang, Piano
Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major
with Mark Hill, Oboe; Alan Kay, Clarinet; Carolyn Lockhart, Bassoon; Ann Ellsworth, Horn; Alexandria Le, Piano
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Flute Concerto in D minor, H.484.1
I. Allegro
Yuko Uebayashi
Concerto pour Flûte et Orchestre à cordes (Selection)
I. Lento-Allegro
Yuko Uebayashi
Concerto pour Flûte et Orchestre à cordes (Selection)
III. Allegro Scherzando
Lee Actor
Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra (Selection)
I. Allegro Molto
Lee Actor
Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra (Selection)
II. Adagio
Lee Actor
Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra (Selection)
III. Allegro Molto Vivace
Paul Schoenfield
Flute Concerto (Klezmer Rondos)
Amr Selim
Common Sounds Ensemble
With Amr Selim, Horn; Mike List, Frame Drum; Akshay Prabhakhan, Mridamgam; ShenShen Zhang, Pipa; Brian Wong, Koto
Zhao Jiping
Sacred Cloud Music
Common Sounds
With ShenShen Zhang, Pipa; Angie Villa, Flute; Amr Selim, Horn; Brian Wong, Koto; Ciiku Ndungu, African Drum; Mike List, Percussion
Sandeep Das
Common Sounds
with Amr Selim, Horn; ShenShen Zhang, Pipa; Mike List, Frame Drum/Tambourine; Akshay Prabhakan, Mridangam
with Van Anh Vo, Danh Trahn
Shirley Muramoto, Koto; ShenShen Zhang, Pipa; Ciiku Ndungu, Percussion
John Zorn
Common Sounds
Ray Furuta, Flute & Duduk
Shenshen Zhang, Pipa
Amr Selim, Horn
Carl Schultz, Tenor Saxophone
Vico Diaz, Leona Bass
Mike List, Riq, Dumbek, Frame Drum