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32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

Noriko Ogawa

Juror of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia

Noriko Ogawa

Background

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Ogawa’s “ravishingly poetic playing” (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries, and she frequently appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras. Recent and forthcoming performances include the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ogawa is also renowned as a recitalist and chamber musician. Notable chamber projects include a tour of Japan with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble and the leader of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rainer Honeck.

In addition to recording and performing, Ogawa is a sought-after presenter, both on the radio and on television, recently appearing on BBC Worldwide in ‘Visionaries’ as an advocate for Takemitsu and in programmes for NHK and Nippon Television.