Noriko Ogawa (pianist)

Noriko Ogawa (小川典子 Ogawa Noriko?) (born 1962) is a Japanese classical pianist. Born in Kawasaki, Ogawa studied at the Tokyo College of Music (1977–80) and the Juilliard School in New York (1981–5), 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. Since 1997 Ogawa has been an exclusive recording artist for BIS Records. She has collaborated in a piano duo with British pianist Kathryn Stott since 2001, and the two women 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 clarinetist Michael Collins. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO: Part 1: Piano Talk with Noriko Ogawa

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