Aiko Noda joined the Orchestra in September
2008. Born in Japan, Noda moved to Switzerland at the age of 9 to study with
Hungarian violinist and pedagogue Tibor Varga at the Ecole Supérieure de
Musique de Sion. She continued her studies with Shmuel Ashkenasi at
Musikhochscule Lübeck in Germany and in the United States at Northern Illinois
Noda has received numerous awards, including the
Young Concert Artist Award in Osaka, Japan, Tokyo International Association of
Artists, Japan, and a special award at the International Music Festival Tibor
Varga, and premier winner of the Concerto Competition of Northern Illinois
University. From a young age, she has been acclaimed for her musicianship and
has performed in Europe, Japan and the United States in chamber music and in
recitals, and she has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Kyushu
Symphony Orchestra in Japan and the Radio Chamber Orchestra of the State of
Rumania in Bucharest, and more.
While she was student, she regularly played with
orchestras such as the Tonhalle Orchestra and Opera House Orchestra in Zurich,
Filarmonica della Scala in Milan and Minnesota Orchestra. For many years she
acted as leader of the second violin section and concertmaster of the Festival
Orchestra in Sion (Switzerland).
During 2006-07, Noda joined the faculties of the
Renaissance Music Academy and Radford University (Virginia) and became a member
of the Avanti Ensemble. Locally, she has appeared on Dame Myra Hess Memorial
Concert Series, and CSO soloist recitals, both broadcast by WFMT.