Artist Bio

Ken Noda, piano

Ken Noda is Musical Advisor for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. He is a regular guest coach at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and the Marlboro Music Festival. Since 2020, he has coached a three-year cycle of Mozart’s da Ponte operas in Salzburg conducted by András Schiff. He studied piano with Daniel Barenboim, and in his career as a piano soloist, he has played with leading orchestras including the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel, and Los Angeles philharmonics; the London, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago symphonies. 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, Maria Ewing, Kurt Moll, Jessye Norman, and others.