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Momo Kodama - Pianist

Momo Kodama

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Born in Osaka, Momo Kodama spent her early years in Europe; educated at a German school, she attended the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris before studying with great masters such as Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Vera Gornostaeva and Tatiana Nikolaïeva. In 1991, she became the youngest winner of the Concours International ARD in Munich.

Momo Kodama has been invited to perform with world renowned orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, Eliahu Inbal, Charles Dutoit, Jun Märkl and Lawrence Foster.

Momo Kodama has appeared at prestigious festivals including Marlboro, Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Chopin, Festival d’Automne, Enesco, Tivoli, MITO SettembreMusica, Palazzetto Bru-Zane and Schleswig-Holstein.

Her repertoire extends from the Classical and Romantic periods to contemporary works, in particular, composers such as Toru Takemitsu, Ichiro Nodaïra, Toshio Hosokawa and Jörg Widmann.

A keen chamber musician, she regularly collaborates with Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Steven Isserlis, Xavier Phillips, Jörg Widmann and her sister, pianist Mari Kodama.

In 2011, Momo performed ‘Momo Kodama Piano Fantasie’ in Toyko and Kyoto, Japan, for which she was awarded the Saji Keizo Prize by the Suntory Foundation.

Her latest disc, La Vallée des Cloches, released by ECM comprises of Ravel’s Miroirs, Takemitsu’s Rain Tree Sketch and Messiaen’s La Fauvette des Jardins. It has already received outstanding acclaim from the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, Classica (CHOC), Télérama (FFFF). This follows a series of recordings, all highly celebrated, of Debussy, Chopin and Messiaen.

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