Arisa Onoda

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal Academy of Music


Arisa Onoda has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Japan with major orchestras and chamber musicians including the Polish Silesia Orchestra, Czech Panocha Quartet, Nash Ensemble and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. She gives recitals in major concert halls and festivals including Wigmore hall, South Bank Centre, Steinway Hall, Lincoln Centre, Merkin Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival.
Born in Japan, Arisa Onoda began playing the piano at the age of two and the violin at six. After studying at the Juilliard School under Choong Mo Kang, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honors at the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently studying for a Master’s Degree under Christopher Elton. Arisa has also been a private student of Pascal Roge since 13 years old.
Arisa has been active in the international competition world since 2007, when she won first prize at the Chang Jiang Cup International Music Competition in Japan. Other first place performances were at the at the All Japan Classic Music Competition the PTNA Piano Competition, the Juliusz Zarebski International Piano Competition and the Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia. She has performed and received awards in more than a dozen competitions in Japan, Russia, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, the United Kingdom and United States, including major international competitions such as Geneva competition in 2014, Chopin competition in 2015 in Warsaw, Busoni competition in 2017, Dublin competition and New Orleans competition in 2018. Most recently, she became a medalist and a Gorodnitzki memorial prize winner in Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2019.
Arisa was selected as a 2017 CHANEL Pygmalion Days Artist.
She is proud to have been supported by the Martin Music Scholarship Fund, Help Musicians UK, and Rohm Music Foundation.