Mariko Nogami was born in 1991 in Chiba. She started to play the piano at the age of 4.
Mariko won numerous prizes in piano competitions including:
Mariko has performed with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiba Symphony Orchestra, Osaka PhilHarmonic Orchestra, Hyogo PAC Orchestra and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
Mariko graduated as top of her class at both Toho Gakuen Music High School in 2010, and at Toho Gakuen College Music Department in 2014.
In March 2014 she represented Toho at a concert held by Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace.
She studied under Koji Shimoda, Takako Takahashi and Minoru Nojima. Since 2017 she has been studying with Prof. Björn Lehmann the Berlin University of the Arts.
L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2
C. Debussy: L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
F. Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
T. Takemitsu, Rain Tree Sketch, II “In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen”
A. Scriabin: Étude No. 5 in C flat Minor, Op. 42
A. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5, Op.53
F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
A. Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne, op. 9 No. 2 “For left hand alone”
R. Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23