Michiyo Morikawa, pianist, was born in Nagano, Japan. She holds a B.M. from Toho Gakuen School of Music, Japan, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Karl Ulrich Schnabel and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College of Music. She has studied with Germán Diez, Jerome Rose, Hugo Goldenzwieg. She had classes with Aube Tzerko, John Perry, Richard Goode, and Alicia de Larrocha. Ms. Morikawa has received several honors including First Prize and the Special Composer's Prize in Spain, Cuba, Mexico, the U.S., and Japan. She has performed concerti with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, the Filarmonica de Jalisco, the Sinfonica de Coyoacan, UNAM Chamber Orchestra, and the Fukushima Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a frequent recitalist in the New York area, as well as Latin America, Europe and Japan. As a chamber musician and accompanist, Ms. Morikawa has performed with brass players including Philip Smith and Thomas Smith of the New York Philharmonic, Raymond Reccomini of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Stefan Dohr of the Berlin Philharmonic, Michael Rossi of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and her husband opera singer Jose Adán Perez.
Ms. Morikawa is currently a piano teacher at the Third Street Music School Settlement, Avenus the World School and at Greenwich House Music School in New York City. She can be heard as soloist and accompanist in the following recording albums: “Midnight Conga“ as soloist; Trumpet and Piano albums “The Inner Voice” with Raymond Reccomini and “Path“ with Antonio Marti, and Violin and Piano “Estampa” with Hisaichi Shimura.