Pianist Naoko Sugiyama, a native of Japan, is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and around the Boston area. She has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Bargemusic in New York, and the Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut. She has been heard at Jordan Hall (Boston), Goethe Institute (Boston), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), and on WGBH-FM Boston. Sugiyama was a 2005 prize winner in the Krenek Competition of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition (formerly the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition). In 2007, she performed the world premiere of “Lullaby” by the eminent American composer Ned Rorem at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. Between 2001-2008, she served as a member of the faculty at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.
B.M., Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai); Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music; M.M. and Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Performance, New England Conservatory. Studied with Randall Hodgkinson, Martin Canin, Mieko Harimoto, and Ayako Kanazawa. Faculty member, Longy School of Music.
Website and concert schedule: www.naokosugiyama.com