Naoko Sugiyama

Pianist Naoko Sugiyama, a native of Japan, is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and the Northeastern United States. She has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Bargemusic in New York, and the Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut. Since summer 2010, she has been a member of the North Shore (Boston) Chamber Music ensemble, Music at Eden’s Edge. 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 Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Sugiyama holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai), a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Performance from New England Conservatory. She has studied with Randall Hodgkinson, Martin Canin, Mieko Harimoto, and Ayako Kanazawa. Between 2001-2008, she served as a member of the faculty at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. Sugiyama was a faculty member at Longy School of Music of Bard College and is currently teaching at her private studio and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

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