Meet The Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Strings - Violin

Aiko Noda


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 University.

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.

September 2012

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