Bio

Pianist Mitsuko Morikawa has been an active soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in United States as well as in Asia.  She has collaborated with highly acclaimed musicians from a vast array of genres spanning instrumental music, vocal music, musical theater and chamber ensembles.  Some of the artists that Ms. Morikawa has performed with include Rodney Gilfry, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Timothy Mussard, Michel Debost, James Walker, Martin Chalifour, Megumi Kanda, Douglas Masek and Rodell Rosel.  Ms. Morikawa has also recorded music for the New World Records label and has been featured on radio programs such as WCLV, Cleveland and NHK-FM, Japan.    

 

Apart from her accomplishments as a performer, Ms. Morikawa has also distinguished herself as a unique and highly regarded coach/accompanist.  She has served on the faculties at the Meadowmount School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, the Oberlin Flute Institute, Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory and the ENCORE School of Strings.  In 2010 Ms. Morikawa has served as an official accompanist for the National Flute Association Annual Convention and is currently working as an accompanist at UCLA, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and Santa Monica College.

 

Ms. Morikawa’s degrees consist of a B.M. in piano performance from the Toho School of Music, Japan, an M.M. in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Professional Studies Certificate in piano performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music and a D.M.A. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California.  Some of Ms. Morikawa’s teachers include Alan Smith, Norman Krieger, Sergei Babayan, Cheng-Zong Yin, Paul Schenly, Sara Davis Buechner and Hisako Ueno.