Noriko Ogawa

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at Leeds International Piano Competition. As an exclusive recording artist for BIS Records, Noriko boasts a prolific catalogue of over 30 albums, ranging from Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Debussy to contemporary composers including Alexander Tcherepnin, Vagn Holmboe, and Yoshihiro Kanno.

Noriko appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Noriko performs with artists such as Evelyn Glennie and has established a piano duo with Kathryn Stott, performing Malcolm Arnold’s Concerto for Two Pianos at the 2013 BBC Proms.

Noriko is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as a guest educator at the Royal College of Music, Yamaha Masterclass from Tokyo to Seoul, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, and the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy.

Noriko regularly judges at international competitions such as the BBC Young Musician, Munich International Piano Competition, Honens International Piano Competition, and the Scottish International Piano Competition.

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