Kikuko Ogura

Kikuko's Next Concerts


8th February 2020


F.Schubert : Ganymed D544, Erster Verlust D226, Geheimes D719, Du bist dir Ruh D776, Im Frühling D882

Kozue Shimizu (soprano), Kikuko Ogura (clavier)

Instruments : Johann Georg Gröber

8th February 2020 17:30 open

Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama

Advance Tickets 4,000yen, All seats reserved

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1st March 2020

Chopin's favorite pianos

F.Chopin, R.Schumann, N.N.Hummel, F.Kalkbrenner, F. Liszt, J.Field

Kikuko Ogura (clavier) and The Periode Instruments String Players

Instrument : Johann Baptist Streicher 1845, Ignace Pleyel & Companie 1848, Sebastian Erard 1845

1st March 2020 15:00 open

Hokutopia, Kitaku, Tokyo

Tickets 3,800yen, 1,800yen for student, All seats reserved

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Kikuko Ogura was born in Iwate, Japan. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and also completed graduate studies there. She furthered her studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating with cum laude honors. She has performed in numerous programs presented by concert halls as well as at music festivals and on NHK's Classic Club, Pia no pia, Meikyoku tantei Amadeus and La la la classic, and she also serves as an instructor on NHK's Culture radio geijutsu no miryoku - Mozart ga deatta ongakukatachi. Her recordings and concerts presented by the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments are also highly acclaimed. She has released over 40 CDs, many of which have been selected for recommendation or best disc by newspapers such as the Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun and magazines such as Record Geijutsu. Her written works include Karaa zukai piano no rekishi (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), and she has co-authored and supervised the development of numerous other works. She has served as a part-time instructor in the Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Early Music since 2004. She is the producer of Fortepiano Academy Sacla. She is currently engaged in performances for her Mozart's Clavier Room concert series.

Major Awards


1989  First Prize - 3rd Japan Mozart Music Competition (piano)

1993  First Prize - Bruges International Early Music Competition (ensemble)

1995  First Prize and Audience Prize - Bruges International Early Music Competition (fortepiano)

2013  Grand Prize - 2012 (67th) Agency for Cultural Affairs National Arts Festival Awards (recordings)

2018  2017 (30th) Music Pen Club Awards - Classical Music (solo performance)

2018  2018 (48th) JXTG Music Awards (Western Classical Music Promotion Division)

Kikuko's Discs


Piano Concertos by J.C.Bach and W.A.Mozart

Concert Series "Kikukos Zimmer mit Mozarts Klavier" the 30th Anniversary Concert <Live>

Kikuko Ogura and The Chamber Orchestra on Period Instruments

W.A.Mozart : Klavierkonzert B-Dur K.450, Klavierkonzert B-Dur K.595

J.C.Bach : Klavierkonzert D-Dur Op.13-2

Instrument : Anton Walter 1795 model (Chris Maene 1995)

Recording Location : The Dai-ichi Seimei Hall. 3 November 2017 [Live Concert Recording]

ALM Records ALCD-1176

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L'Arlesienne : OEuvres pour piano de Bizet jouées au piano Pleyel

Kikuko Ogura, Piano

G.Bizet : Chants du Rhin, Chasse Fantastique en mi bémol majeur, Nocturne en fa majeur Op.2, Nocturne en ré majeur, Variations Chromatiques en do mineur, L'Arlesienne (Réduction pour piano par le compositeur, extraits)

Instrument : Pleyel 1848

Recording Location : Kirari Fujimi, June 2017

ALM Records ALCD-1169

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Kikuko Ogura, Piano

Clara Schumann : Praludium und Fuge B-Dur Op.16-2, Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann Op.20

Robert Schumann : Kreisleriana Op.16, Fantasie C-Dur Op.17

Instrument : Johann Baptist Streicher 1845

Recording Date : November 2014

ALM Records ALCD-1153

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Vienna, the Land of the Clavier  Mozart & Hummel on two Walter Pianos

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 54

Kikuko Ogura (fotepiano), Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violine und Viola), Yoshiko Morita (Viola), Schuhei Takezawa (Violoncello), Masahiro Komuro (Kontrabass), Kanae Kikuchi (flöte), Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe), Satoshi Tsukada (Horn)

W.A.Mozart : Sonate für Klavier und Violine A-Dur K.526, Sonate für Klavier D-Dur K.576, Quartett für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello g-Moll K.478

J.N.Hummel : Sonate für Klavier f-Moll Op.20, Sonate für Violine und Klavier D-Dur Op.50, Grosses Septett für Flöte, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Klavier d-Moll Op.74

Instruments : Anton Walter 1795 model (Chris Maene 1995), Walter & Son 1808~10

Recording Date : September & October 2014



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Beauriful Upright Pianos : Delight of Duet

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 53

Kikuko Ogura, Miho Haga (Upright Piano)

C.Debussy : Petite suite pour piano à quatre mains

G.Fauré : Dolly pour piano à quatre mains Op.56

T.Nadarzewska-Baranowska : La prière d'nue vierge

F.Poulenc : Sonate pour piano à quatre mains

J.Français : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir pour piano à quatre mains

J.F.F.Burgmüller : Des 25 Etudes faciles et progressives Op.100

M.Ravel : Ma mère l'oye

Instruments : Erard c.1822 Paris, Gilson c.1860 Paris, Erard c.1880 Paris, Giraffe Piano 19c NewYork

Recording Date : April 2014



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Delight of English Home Music on Square Piano

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 52

Kikuko Ogura (square piano), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

J.Haydn : Green sleeves, The Mermaid's Song, Auld lang syne,

Sonata for Clavier B major Hob.16:41

M.Clementi : Though no mines are abounding, If sighing could recal the years,

Sonata for Clavier G major

J.C.Bach : Sonata for Clavier G major Op.5-3

W.A.Mozart : Abendempfindung an Laura,

Sonata for Clavier and Violin F major K.13, 12 Variations of the thema "Ah, vous dirai-je maman"

Instruments : Square Piano, Thomas Laud c1805 London

Recording Date : December 2013


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