Junko IchikawaInstruments teach: Piano
Junko Ichikawa, pianist, has been the recipient of top prizes in various competitions, including the second prize at the Dichler/Sato International Piano Competition in Vienna, the first prize at the Mainichi Piano Competition, and the first prize at the piano competition of PTNA. She has participated in International Master Classes in Europe and United States with such distinguished artists as Richard Goode, Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, and more.
At age fifteen, she performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Obihiro Reed Orchestra in Salt Lake City. She performed as a soloist with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the Lawyers' Orchestra in New York City, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in New Brunswick, Wiener Residenzorchester in Halbturn and Vienna, Austria, and many more. Also as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, she has given many performances in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Born in Obihiro, Japan, and she began piano studies at the age of four. After earning her Bachelor's degree at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she went on to finish her Master's degree at New York University. She received a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music, and she is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) candidate at the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University.