Michiko Ogawa is a clarinettist born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Michiko performs not only the classical repertoire but also contemporary and experimental music, including free improvisation. She has appeared at the Tokyo Experimental Festival (2013), Supersense Festival of Ecstatic Music (Melbourne, Australia 2015), the Monday Evening Concert Series (Los Angeles, 2016), BIFEM (Bendigo, Australia 2016, 2017), and performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with composers including Toshi Ichiyanagi, Helmut Lachenmann, Richard Barrett and Chikako Morishita, and played with performers including Charles Curtis, Anthony Burr, Erik Carlson, Greg Stuart, Taku Sugimoto, Vicki Ray, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, and Shalini Vijayan.
She was awarded her bachelor’s degree at Toho Gakuen University under Prof Yoshiaki Suzuki, and a master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg under Prof Jörg Widmann. Michiko was awarded second place in the Carl-Seemann Preis (2007), and performed as a representative of the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg at the 55th German Music University Competition in the same year. Currently, Michiko is a doctoral candidate (DMA) at the University of California (San Diego), under Prof Anthony Burr.
As of February 2018