The city of Hamamatsu and the Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation are pleased
to announce that NORIKO OGAWA has been appointed to be the chairperson
of the jury of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, 2018.
26 February 2016
OGAWA Noriko is an active Japanese pianist, based in London.
Born in January 1962 in Kawasaki, Japan, she graduated from Juilliard School in New York.
She is a prizewinner of the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition, and currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Professor of Piano) in London as well as at the Tokyo College of Music (visiting Professor) in Tokyo. She also served as a member of Committee of Experts for the 8th Competition.
<Message from Chairperson OGAWA Noriko>
I am greatly honored, yet at the same time, must brace myself to have been appointed Chairperson of the Jury for the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, which is recognized as the most reliable competition worldwide.
With the world top two piano brands in Hamamatsu, 'A City of Music', you may naturally sense that the city is blessed to hold an international piano competition. However, we should remember the Hamamatsu Competition is built on consistent supports and commitments of ever so many people, just as pianists can show the fruits only by their daily practice.
I could imagine many young and talented pianists, full of dreams, from all corners of the world, will come for the 10th Competition to be organized with citywide strength.
As Chairperson, I am eagerly looking forward to working with you all to find out gifted pianists and send them to the world stages.
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