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Japan pianist Kyohei Sorita aims to make orchestras profitable

27-year-old who studied in Russia, Poland set on nurturing Chopinists in Japan

Kyohei Sorita devised gym workouts to build a body that could produce more beautiful music. At the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw on Oct. 18. ⓒWojciech Grzedzinski/Darek Golik (NIFC)

TOKYO -- Kyohei Sorita -- the 27-year-old who this year became the first Japanese since 1970 to finish second at the Chopin Piano Competition -- now wants to play a part in nurturing the first Japanese musician to win the competition.

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