Ayano Nimomiya


First 3 Week Session

Faculty, New England Conservatory

The second-prize winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg International Competition, Ayano has established a wide–ranging professional career encompassing solo appearances with orchestras in Europe and the United States, chamber music performances, research and outreach programs. She has spent several seasons at the Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Olympic and other festivals, and joined the Musicians from Marlboro for the group’s 2004 U.S. tour and 2005’s tour of France. She has performed with the Momenta String Quartet and the Formosa String Quartet in Singapore and across the United States with the Daedalus Quartet at Juneau’s Jazz and Classics Festival. She has been a member of the Australian-based TinAlley String Quartet and the conductorless string ensemble ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra).

Ninomiya graduated from Harvard in 2001 with a dual degree in Music and French, and she holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. A recipient of the 2005 Frank Huntington Beeve Fellowship for advanced music study and performance, Ninomiya studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and researched scores at the Bartok Archives.