The pianist Natsumi Ohno was born in Japan and began studying music in Tokyo. She later completed her Konzertexamen with Prof. Bernd Goetzke at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. In addition to her soloist training, she specialized in song accompaniment in Justus Zeyen's class as well as instrument accompaniment for strings and woodwinds. During her studies, she received stipends from the Tokyo College of Music as well as the Yehudi Menuhin foundation ‘Live Music Now’.
Natsumi Ohno is an awardee of the International Chamber Music Competition' Premio Trio di Trieste' and of the International Piano Competition' Citta di Sulmona' in Italy. She has appeared as an accompanist at a variety of violin competitions, music festivals and masterclasses, including the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Singapore International Violin Competition, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the International Festival of Young Violin Masters Lindau, the IMAS International Music Academy in Germany, the International Holland Music Sessions, the Morges Music Academy in Switzerland, the Summer Academy Cervo in Italy, the Strings Concert Academy in San Marino and the Gdansk Music Festival in Poland. She has worked with such celebrated professors as Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Pierre Amoyal, Hatto Beyerle, Dag Jensen, Martin Ostertag, György Pauk, Ulf Schneider, Krzysztof Smietana, Andriy Viytovych und Tilmann Wick.
Natsumi Ohno is full time faculty at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
(Status 2018, Source: Natsumi Ohno)