Program Books/Ken Noda
Ken Noda

Ken Noda

piano

Ken Noda is Musical Advisor to the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. After a 28-year tenure,  he retired from his full-time Met position as a coach and teacher in July 2019.  Noda is a regular guest coach at the Carnegie Hall/Weill Music Institute, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. From 2020–23, he is coaching a Mozart/da Ponte opera cycle in Salz­burg conducted by András Schiff.

Noda studied piano with Daniel Barenboim and in his first career as a piano soloist, played with the Berlin, Vienna, Israel, Rotterdam, New York, and Los Angeles philharmonics; the London, Boston, and Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal symphony orchestras; the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Cleveland Orchestra, and L’Orchestre de Paris under Abbado, Barenboim, Chailly, Kubelik, Leinsdorf, Levine, Mehta, Ozawa, and Previn. He has collaborated in chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Nigel Kennedy, and the Emerson String Quartet, and as vocal accompanist to Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Aprile Millo, James Morris, Kurt Moll, Jessye Norman, Matthew Polenzani, Dawn Upshaw, and Deborah Voigt.