Noriko teaching at Tokyo College of Music
Tokyo College of Music

Noriko believes passionately in passing on her knowledge to the next generation of pianists and delights in working with amateur and professional students of all standards.

Noriko is frequently asked to give master-classes, courses, lectures on performance practice and presentation, and holds several teaching posts as well as developing new associations through Reflections on Debussy (working with Royal Northern College of Music and Chethams amongst others). Noriko has also presented several of the BBC Pianothon days giving public master-classes and lessons to keen attendees.


Noriko currently holds the following posts:

In 2012 Noriko will once more return to perform and to tutor a week at Chetham's International Piano Festival in Manchester.


Chetham's Summer Piano Festival 2007 with fantastic faculty members (from left to right) Ronald Stevenson, Yonty Solomon, Susan Batterney, Graham Scott, Noriko, Vanessa Latarche, Bernard Roberts, Peter Donohoe, and Phillipe Cassard
© G. Alink

Noriko is also sought after as an adjudicator and has judged the:

  • BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition
  • ARD International Music Competition in Munich
  • International Paderewski Piano Competition
  • Honens International Piano Competition
  • Scottish International Piano Competition

If you would like to find out more about Noriko's education activities or to discuss ideas for collaboration please contact us.

…Noriko Ogawa had the muscularity for the opening movement and the fiery rhythmic impetus for the finale, but most impressive of all was the delicate sensitivity of her touch in the scherzo… The Glasgow Herald

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