Ken Noda

Piano

Ken Noda

Ken Noda is Honorary Teacher for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. After a 28-year tenure, he retired from his full-time Met position as Musical Advisor to the program in July, 2019. He is a regular guest coach at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and the Marlboro Music Festival. From 2020-2022, he will coach a 3-year cycle of Mozart’s da Ponte operas in Salzburg conducted by Andras Schiff. He studied piano with Daniel Barenboim and in his career as a piano soloist, he has played with the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel, and Los Angeles Philharmonics; the London, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago Symphonies; and the Cleveland Orchestra, L'Orchestre de Paris, and Philharmonia Orchestra of London. Conductors he has worked with include Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Rafael Kubelík, Erich Leinsdorf, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, and André Previn. He has collaborated in chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nigel Kennedy, Cho-Liang Lin, and the Emerson String Quartet, and as vocal accompanist to Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Aprile Millo, James Morris, Kurt Moll, Jessye Norman, Matthew Polenzani, Dawn Upshaw, and Deborah Voigt. He was born in October, 1962 in New York City to Japanese parents.