Friday 8th September 2017
7.30pm in St. Andrew's

Noriko Ogawa (piano)

Mozart: Sonata No.12 in F major

Chopin: Ballade No.1 in Gminor

Chopin: Scherzo in Bb minor

Takemitsu: Closed Eyes 2

Debussy: Images Book 1

Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in Bb major Op.83

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, and her Images Book I and II were chosen as the top recommendation 'exquisite delicacy' by Stephen Walsh, BBC Radio 3's CD Review, January 2014. Noriko's latest recording for BIS records is of solo piano music by Eric Satie, which received high praise from Classic FM, Gramophone and The Arts Desk.

Noriko is passionate about charity work, particularly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan in early 2011. Since the earthquake she has raised over £40,000 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Fund and is keen to keep fundraising. Noriko also founded Jamie's Concerts a series for autistic children and parents and is a Cultural Ambassador for the National Autistic Society.

This concert is sponsored by:
M & M (Chemists) Ltd
Your Health Our Concern
174 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7EJ
(01388) 607106

click for M & M Chemists website