Biography of Musica Bella soloist Meiko Mitsuda
|Pianist Meiko Mitsuda, a native of Osaka, Japan, has been an active soloist and chamber musician at concerts and festivals in the U.S. and abroad. As a pianist, her interests in the French and Baroque repertoire have led her to introduce and perform works particularly by Johann Sebastian Bach; and to participate in the XV Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany; and also to work with Jacques Rouvier and Olivier Gardon at the Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice, where she performed in the masterclasses and recitals focusing on the French repertoire.
She has appeared as both pianist and organist in the New York City area and across the country, including performances at Trinity Church Wall Street, Riverside Church, and First Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue. She is also an active new-music chamber musician, and she often appears as a performer collaborating and introducing works by other New York City-based artists.
Ms. Mitsuda graduated with a master’s degree in music at New York University, where she studied piano with Miyoko Lotto and organ with William Entriken. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a merit scholarship student. Her teachers have included Daniel Shapiro for piano, and Adeline Huss and Todd Wilson for organ and advanced theory.