Arisa Onoda

Arisa Onoda has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Japan with major orchestras and chamber musicians including Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Silesia Orchestra, Panocha Quartet, Nash Ensemble and Escher Quartet. She gives recitals in major concert halls and festivals including Wigmore hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican 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 and a Master's Degree with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma under Christopher Elton. Arisa has also been a private student of Pascal Roge since 13 years old.

From a young age, Arisa won first prizes at the Chang Jiang Cup International Music Competition, the All Japan Classic Music Competition, the PTNA Piano Competition, the Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia. She has performed and received diplomas 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, where she was the only Japanese Semi-finalist. Most recently, she became a medalist and a Gorodnitzki memorial prize winner in Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2019, and was awarded the First prize and the Chopin award at the International Juliusz Zarebski Music Competition in 2020.

Arisa was selected as a 2017 CHANEL Pygmalion Days Artist.
She is proud to have been supported by Philharmonia Orchestra/the Martin Music Scholarship Fund, Help Musicians UK, Hattori Foundation, and Rohm Music Foundation.