Suzuki has been performing throughout the United States, Belgium,
the Netherlands, Italy, Austria and Japan. Her playing has been
described by New York Concert Review as "pianistic, stressing
tonal richness and inflection....generous deployment of nuance and
dynamic gradations..." and by IBLA Grand Prize International
Competition in Italy as "perfect balance of drama, intensity
and beauty ... thousands of finesses, a very lyrical warm tone and
a great sense of humor...",
Ms. Suzuki gave her New
York Debut Recital as a winner of the Artists International at
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001.
In 2005, she
appeared as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra "Great
Artists", a specially-organized orchestra made up of top
Japanese artists such as members of the NHK Symphony Orchestra,
performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" at
Tokyo International Forum in front of an audience of five thousand
people. In 2010, her piano duo Ferdiko (ferdiko.com) was featured
by DCINY at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium.
Ms. Suzuki has
been a prize winner at various competitions in the United States,
Europe and Japan, including The Most Distinguished Musician Award
and Kabalevsky Special Prize at the IBLA Grand Prize International
Competition in Italy in 2002. She was the Second Prize winner at
the Soulima and Françoise Stravinsky New Millennium International
Competition in the United States in 1999.
Since her solo
debut in Japan at the age of nineteen, Noriko Suzuki has made many
appearances in her native country. As the recipient of The Japan
International League of Artist's Young Musician Award, she was
presented in its Young Artist Concert in 1994, and also in its
Twentieth Century Concert in the subsequent season. She was
invited by them again in 2002 to perform with Czech Wihan String
Quartet in Tokyo.
Ms. Suzuki gave the world premiere
performance of “Frozen Crystal” in Tokyo in 2001, a work by
Japanese composer Koji Nakano, which was dedicated to her.
Noriko Suzuki has been performing with New York Theatre
Ballet, where she works with Diana Byer and worked with Sallie
Wilson, a former principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre.
In 2003, she was Music Director in their performance of “Antony
Tudor” and conducted the New York Theatre Ballet chamber
Ms. Suzuki received her Bachelor of Music degree
from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo where she studied with
Yasuko Shinoi. She holds her Master of Music degree from Manhattan
School of Music in New York City, where she studied with
Donn-Alexandre Feder. Ms. Suzuki received Diploma from
International Summer Academy "Mozarteum" in Salzburg as
a scholarship student where she studied with Pavel
Noriko Suzuki is a featured artist of Yamaha’s
New York Rising Star Series. Currently residing in New York.