Music Department

Monica Ohuchi

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Hailed by the New York Times for her “commanding pianism”, Monica Ohuchi maintains an active career as a piano soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. In recent years, Monica has been invited as guest soloist with orchestras across the country and abroad including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Marin Symphony Orchestra, and the New Millennium Symphony Orchestra of Spain. She is the Executive Director and Pianist for the new music ensemble fEARnoMUSIC,  as well as a founding member of the piano quartet Thunder Egg Consort. Her solo album, “Monica’s Notebook” is a series of piano Études written expressly for her by Kenji Bunch. Monica holds advanced degrees from the Juilliard School.  After nearly two decades in New York City, she and her husband relocated to Portland, with their two children and Pitbull-mix rescue. Monica has been teaching at Reed College since 2014.