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.
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)
Concert Series "Mozart's Clavier Room" No.38
"C.M.v.Weber & W.A.Mozart"
Kikuko Ogura (clavier), Nahoko Mitsue (clarinet)
31th July, 2019, 19:00 open
4,000yen, 2,000yen for student