Mariko Nogami

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About This Project

Mariko Nogami


28 y.o.


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:

  • 1st prize at the 8th “Chopin for the Youngest” International Piano Competition in Antonin (2002)
  • 3rd prize at the 61st Student Music Concours of Japan (2007)
  • 1st prize at Kitamoto Piano Competition (2007)
  • 1st prize at the Bucharest International Music Competition (2009)
  • 1st prize and the Grand Prix at the Ishikawa International Piano Competition (2010)
  • 1st prize and the Grand Prix at the Ishikawa International Piano Competition (2010)
  • 1st prize at the 20th Yachiyo Music Competition (2013)
  • 3rd prize at the Salzburg Mozart International Chamber Music Competition (2014)
  • 1st prize at the 5th Minoru Nojima Yokosuka Piano Competition (2014)
  • 3rd prize at the Anton Rubinstein International Competition (2017)
  • 2nd prize at the Artur Schnabel Competition (2019)
  • Diploma at the 16th and 17th International Chopin Competition (2010 and 2015)

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.


Envisaged programme


First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2

C. Debussy: L’isle joyeuse, L. 106


Second round

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