Hello, I`mNaoko Sugiyama
Naoko Sugiyama, pianist, a native of Japan, has performed throughout Japan and New England. She has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Bargemusic in New York, the Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut, and worked with world-renowned musicians such as Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, and Jacques Zoon.
Ms. Sugiyama was a 2005 prize winner in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. In 2007, she performed the world premiere of “Lullaby” by the eminent American composer Ned Rorem at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. She participated in the Bowdoin International Music Festival as a student in 1998 and served as a member of the faculty between 2001-2008. She was the resident pianist with the North Shore (Boston) Chamber Music ensemble, Music at Eden’s Edge for several years.
Ms. Sugiyama holds a Master of Music Degree and Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory, a Graduate Performance Diploma from Longy School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai). She has studied with Randall Hodgkinson, Martin Canin, Mieko Harimoto and Ayako Kanazawa. She was an adjunct faculty member at the Boston Arts Academy and was a piano faculty at Longy School of Music. She is currently teaching at her private studio and New England Conservatory Preparatory School.