Prize-winning pianist Rieko Tsuchida has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Tsuchida made her professional concerto debut in 2011 performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the California Symphony. That year she was also invited to participate in the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.
In May 2013 she made her solo recital debut at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. She has also performed with the Ashdod Symphonic Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the California Youth Symphony, and the San Domenico Orchestra. In March 2016 she was invited to perform for the Consul General of Japan, Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, in New York City. As a result of her successful performance, she won the SONY USA Foundation Grant 2016 through the Salon de Virtuosi.
Most recently in March 2020, she performed with violinist Virgil Boutellis and Soloists of Royal Philharmonic at the Salle Gaveau in Paris. She will also present concerts with them at the Berlin Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall in 2022. Ms. Tsuchida and Mr. Boutellis are releasing a violin/piano duo album with the Aparté Record Label in France this year.
Since moving from New York City to Paris in 2020, Ms. Tsuchida co-founded Ensemble Imago, which is Ensemble-in-Residence at Fondation des Etats-Unis. The ensemble formed during the time of COVID-19 as an artistic and entrepreneurial response to an era that has challenged the arts on a global scale. Amid the rapidly changing norms of private, professional and social lives, Imago is a concerted effort to adapt and metamorphose to the artistic needs of today.
Ms. Tsuchida earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. She recently completed her Master of Music Degree at The Juilliard School in the studios of Dr. Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein. For more information, please visit her website www.riekotsuchida.com.