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Noriko Ogawa

Noriko Ogawa

born on 28/1/1962 in Kawasaki, Honshu, Japan

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Noriko Ogawa (pianist)

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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.[1] 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.[1][2] Her New York début was in 1982 and her London début in 1988.[1]

Ogawa has collaborated in a piano duo with British pianist Kathryn Stott since 2001,[3] and the pair have recorded works by Delius for BIS Records.[4] In 2003, they gave the first performance of Graham Fitkin's Circuit.[5] She also has a longstanding collaboration with clarinettist Michael Collins.[1]

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.[6]

She teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.[7]

Ogawa has been involved in fundraising for relief and rebuilding efforts following the March 2011 Japanese earthquake.


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