Organist

Noriko Shorney

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About Noriko

Organist
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Versatile organist/pianist who has many years of experiences in Wedding, Memorial service, and other performances, including private events.

Noriko was born in Japan and began her musical training at the age of five. She studied Composition, Organ and Piano at the Yamaha Music School between the ages of 5 and 16, and music at the Yamaha Masterclass, founded by Mstislav Rostropovich. During her time at the Yamaha Music School, she participated in many international tours, including the USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Poland, where her pieces were performed including her organ concerto with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra as a goodwill mission of musical education. She moved to London in 1996 and studied composition at Royal Academy of Music with professor Paul Patterson and graduated with BMus (Hons) and MMus degrees. She has been awarded many awards and scholarships. Noriko has had a number of her works being asked to compose and performed in Europe, Japan and elsewhere, including performances at international music festivals. Her works have also been performed at the Royal Festival Hall with Philharmonia with Martyn Brabbins. Recently her work Ibuki was released on CD and published. In last few years Noriko has been very active as a piano soloist, performing Beethoven Triple Concerto and Piano Concerto No.4 with Dartford Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven Triple Concerto with Redhill Sinfornia, and regularly perform organ at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. She has also performed organ in numerous locations including Royal Albert Hall.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Fanfare, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the venue, but I usually need about 30 minutes before the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I'll bring what I need, however I won't be able to bring organ/piano to the venue - therefore venue needs to have the instrument I perform apart from my violin.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Please do ask before the event in a good time - as sometime pieces needs to be learnt for longer than you think, especially if the pieces needed to be arranged to your specifications.

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Joanne, 6 months ago

Noriko, was brilliant - she was so easy to communicate with and was so good on the day. Thank you so much!

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Maria S, 1 year ago

Noriko was very good in every way. Especially when we kept changing the music choices. She even came over to see the church well before the wedding and was unfazed to learn that the organ refurbishment was due to finish just days before the event.

From other customers:

Tom H, 2 years ago

Hi Noriko Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing today! As ever, the music was great – I really appreciate you coming to play for us !

Kirsty C, 2 years ago

Dear Noriko, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for such wonderful organ playing which was so uplifting at the service last Thursday – the staff who were there thoroughly enjoyed it

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