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Monica Yuki OhuchiJapanese-American pianist Monica Ohuchi has performed to wide acclaim from audiences across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe both as a soloist and chamber musician. Since capturing first-prize at the Chinese International Piano Competition at the age of five, Ms. Ohuchi has been awarded top prizes in over twenty national and international piano competitions.

Ms. Ohuchi performed the World Premiere of Kenji Bunch’s Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, and played it the following season with the Marin Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her debut album, Monica’s Notebook, a series of twelve performance etudes written for her by composer Kenji Bunch, was released on Helicon Kleos Classical Records in May of 2011.

A native of Seattle, WA, Ms. Ohuchi holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School. After a 15-year career in New York City, she and her family returned to the West Coast, where she is Executive Director of Fear No Music in Portland.  Ms. Ohuchi has performed in Chintimini since 2007 and is honored to be back again this season. For additional information, please visit: www.monicaohuchi.com