Noriko Ogawa is an internationally renowned pianist known for her "ravishingly poetic playing."
She has a reputation as a specialist in Debussy and has received acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records.
She performs with orchestras around the world, including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
She made her BBC Proms debut in 2013 with the BBC concerts Orchestra and appeared again in 2014 with the Endymion Ensemble.
In addition to her concerto performances, Noriko is a highly regarded recitalist and chamber musician, and has collaborated with many musicians, including Steven Isserlis, Isabelle van Keulen, Martin Roscoe, Michael Collins, and Peter Donohoe. She is also a strong advocate for commissioning new works and has been involved in numerous premieres, including pieces by Richard Dubugnon, Takemitsu, Graham Fitkin, and Dai Fujikura.
Noriko has made numerous broadcasts, both on radio and television, and has served as an adjudicator for competitions such as the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, Munich International Piano Competition, Honens International Piano Competition, and Scottish International Piano Competition.
She has also been involved in charity work, particularly in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and is a patron of the Satori Group, which provides support to victims of domestic violence.
In addition to her performing career, Noriko is a sought-after presenter and is the artistic advisor to the MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall in her hometown.
She has received numerous accolades, including the Art Prize from the Japanese Ministry of Education and the Okura Prize for her contributions to music in Japan.
Noriko is also a published author and translator.