Noriko Shimizu won the grand prize at the 1992 National Electronic Organ Competition. As a classical Electone player, she performs both in Japan and abroad and has replaced the entire orchestra in opera performances. She also collaborates with other musicians and with artists in other genres and performs a wide variety of electronic organ pieces. Ms. Shimizu has worked on numerous operas, such as “Tosca”, “Madame Butterfly”, “La traviata”, “Il trovatore” and “Carmen”, and the operetta “Die Fledermaus.” In more recent years, she has performed as part of Shigeaki Saegusa’s operas "Jr. Butterfly" and “The Mad Day in Midsummer”, Katsuhisa Hattori’s “Holiday for Strings”, and the Japan Composers and Arrangers Association’s “The Chorus Plus.” She is highly regarded for the delicate, yet rich, expressions she is able to create within her Electone performance. Ms. Shimizu is managed by Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings (YMEH Classical Artists).