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 Europe and Japan

Following her 16 years of piano studies in
Japan and England, Mariko entered the Royal College of Music in 1994 where her studies with Frank Wibaut and Niel Immelman, led to a Bachelor of Music degree and postgraduate diplomas in solo and ensemble performance. During her time at the RCM, she took part in masterclasses given by Kenneth Gilbert and performed in concerts as a soloist and ensemble musician.

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 Europe and Japan, Mariko has collaborated with many chamber music partners. Most recently, she has been performing with the violinist Balint Szekely across Europe, and in particular in London, where they have appeared at the Royal Opera House,StMartin-in-the-Fields, St James’s, Piccadilly, and St Olave’s. Their successful debut in 2004, at the Vega Hall in Kobe, Japan, has led to annual tours across the major cities of Japan, including Kyoto, Kobe, and Kamakura, and also in leading venues such as Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, and the Oji, Hamarikyu Asahi and Suntory Halls in Tokyo.
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.

アイコン Previous concerts
アイコン Future engagement
メール アイコンContact