Noriko Ogawa
"myriad spell-binding moments" BBC Music Magazine

Sunday September 29 8pm £21/£18/£10 (U18)  BUY TICKETS


Rachmaninov Vocalize

Ravel Sonatine

Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op 57 (Appassionata)


La soiree dans Grenade

Jardins sous la pluie

Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op.13

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Noriko’s “ravishingly poetic playing” (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries and acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records, confirms her as a fine Debussy specialist. Her Images Book I and II were chosen as the top recommendation ‘exquisite delicacy’, BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, January 2014. Noriko’s latest recording for BIS records is of solo piano music by Eric Satie.

Noriko appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon’s Piano Concerto. Noriko made her BBC Proms debut in August 2013 and appeared again in 2014 with the Endymion Ensemble. She was the Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy Festival 2012 at Bridgewater Hall. In 2015 she continued as Associate Artist for Ravel and Rachmaninov Festival.

“What sets her apart from other pianists is her wonderful sense of timing… [Ogawa] allows the music to breathe, while maintaining the forward momentum”  The Times

“…just one of myriad spell-binding moments where clarity of local detail, a broader sense of gesture and an awareness of the structural whole are in perfect alliance, supported by superb sound” Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magazine

“The soloist, Noriko Ogawa, played with crystalline precision in striking music that alternates between percussive chords and floating melismas” The Observer

Ticket holders for this concert can also come to the pre-concert Jazz Café event in the Sunday School room featuring The Ruth Gardziel Trio  (The tickets are free, but only available to Zoe Rahman ticket holders.)