Praised for her solo
and chamber music performances by both audiences and critics, and described as a “deft
and, when needed, strong pianist”, Mariko Kondo has the ability to illuminate a
score, investing the smallest musical gesture with meaning. Her concerts, notable for the dedication to the
interests of the music, have taken her across
Following her 16 years of piano studies in
In 1999 Mariko attended the Moscow Conservatoire Summer School, where she studied with Alexsei Nasedkin as well as taking part in Alexander Semetsky's masterclasses.
Since 2000 Mariko has regularly participated in the Oxford International Piano Festival, working with Christopher Elton, Marios Papadopoulos, Menahem Pressler (the Beaux Art Trio), Rosalyn Tureck and Oxana Yablonskaya. Until recently she has been studying with Maria Curcio and Niel Immelman.
In addition to her recitals in
Their recent concerts at the Royal Opera House and StMartin-in-the-Fields were received with standing ovations. Following their successful debut at the Wigmore Hall in June 2007 they concluded their subsequent tour of Japan with their debut recital at the prestigious Suntory Hall, Tokyo, in September 2007.
She has again returned to the Wigmore in the summer 2008.