Monday, 19 April 2010
Nnenna started playing the piano at age six, studying at the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory and graduating with honors in piano and composition. She attended Oberlin Conservatory as an undergraduate, followed by the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary for graduate studies. She is completing her Doctor of the Musical Arts degree with Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her former teachers include Ferenc Rados, Lidia Frumkin, and Enrique Graf. She has coached with Gyorgy Sebok, Julius Levine, Leon Fleisher and Bob McDonald.
She has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States. As a performer, she has a reputation for exquisite tone color and expressivity, combined with technical command and a thoroughly engaging stage presence. She was the recipient of the Stern Scholarship, the Turner Fellowship and the Fulbright Fellowship Award. She regularly works with composers, performing and premiering their work in order to help insure the vitality and continuity of contemporary music. She is currently the Director of Chamber Music, as well as a member of the piano faculty, at the 92nd St Y School of Music in New York, NY. Ms. Ogwo is presently working on two recording projects to be released later this year. She is the founder of Working Projects, a works-in-progress venue for Brooklyn artists and musicians as well as the Brooklyn Chamber Players, a group of musicians committed to bringing excellent chamber music to diverse communities.
Source: Nnenna Ogwo web site