The 11th Competition



After completing studies in the Piano department of the Royal Academy of Music, Tomoko Nozawa obtained a master’s degree from the Early Music Department of Tokyo University of the Arts. She then graduated from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Strasburg (CRR) and de Paris with a diplôme supérieur de concertiste with honors by unanimous decision. She won the first prize at the 17th Yamanashi Baroque Music Competition, and a diploma award at the Bruges International Competition Musica Antiqua.

Nozawa served as an overseas trainee for the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. She studied under Masaaki Suzuki, Noelle Spieth and C. Rousset, among others. In 2005 and 2015, Nozawa was invited by the Association Claveçin en France as a young and upcoming performer. She has played basso continuo with a number of European early music ensembles that play music ranging from Baroque through Mozart, including Opera Fuoco conducted by David Stern.

In 2014 and 2015, Nozawa was an opera production trainee of C. Rousset’s Les Talents Lyriques. Back in Tokyo, she conducted from the keyboard Rameau’s opera, Platée, in 2012 and 2014, and Les Indes Galantes in 2015. She continues to visit France, performing there every year. Nozawa leads “Cie du Trianon,” an early music ensemble that is a musical bridge between Japan and France, and “6 Mains 8 Pieds,” a harpsichord unit.