born on 28/1/1962 in Kawasaki, Honshu, Japan
Links www.norikoogawa.com (English)
Noriko Ogawa (pianist)
Noriko Ogawa (Ogawa Noriko?) (born 1962) is a Japanese classical pianist.
Born in Kawasaki, Ogawa studied at the Tokyo College of Music (197780) and the Juilliard School in New York (19815), and later with Benjamin Kaplan. After coming second in a Japanese music competition in 1984, she gained third prize in the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition, which launched her international performing career. Her New York début was in 1982 and her London début in 1988.
Ogawa has collaborated in a piano duo with British pianist Kathryn Stott since 2001, and the pair have recorded works by Delius for BIS Records. In 2003, they gave the first performance of Graham Fitkin's Circuit. She also has a longstanding collaboration with clarinettist Michael Collins.
Ogawa worked closely with Japanese composer Tru Takemitsu, and appeared as an advocate for his music on the BBC World News classical music programme, Visionaries, in September 2008.
She teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Ogawa has been involved in fundraising for relief and rebuilding efforts following the March 2011 Japanese earthquake.
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