Ritsuko Wada

Ritsuko WadaMrs. Wada, native of Japan, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Showa Collage of Music where she was a merit scholarship student studying with Takahiro Sonoda, who was Japan’s leading pianist, and judge of the most important International Piano Competitions. Also She studied piano, solfege and chamber music with Jun Ozawa, and piano performance with Hikaru Matsuura and Yaeko Sasaki. Mrs. Wada’s extensive piano study includes attendance at the Respighi Summer Music Academy in Italy and the Cahl Slue Piano Education Association and the first prize of Showa Collage concerto competition. Mrs. Wada began her teaching career in 1991 at the Yamaha Music School. She has performed number of recitals as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in universities and churches. She played as a pianist in Allegany Piano Trio, Felix Piano Trio, Felix Piano Quartet, Greifen Piano Trio, and W piano Quartet. Mrs. Wada is a member of Music Performance Practice Association of Japan. She currently teaches in her private studio and at Jamestown Community College in Olean.