mariko kaneda has won prizes at the Montreal International piano competition, the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, and the European Piano Competition in Luxembourg. She was admitted to study at the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris when she was fifteen.
mariko is an accomplished chamber musician and accompanist who has collaborated with violinists Anastasia Tchebotaryova, a prize-winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, Aaron Rosand; with cellists Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse; violist Paul Neubauer; and the Colorado String Quartet. She studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She holds a M.M. from Mannes College The New School for Music and a D.M.A. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Currently she is the assistant professor of piano at Ohio Wesleyan University. She resides in Columbus with her husband David Niwa, assistant concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony, and their dog Cleopatra.
The Canaletto Ensemble