Visiting Instructor in Music
Primary Academic Program: Music
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Conservatory of Music
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School. A native of Japan, Ohashi was accepted at age 10 into the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Herbert Stessin. She also studied with Zitta Zohar and has participated in master classes with Anton Kuerti, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Philippe Bianconi, Bernd Glemser, and Catherine Vickers. In 1993 she won the E. Nakamichi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival; three years later she made her concerto debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Symphony. She has since appeared with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and performed throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe. In New York, she has performed at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Juilliard Theater. She is featured on three CDs of Creole composers Gottschalk, Dede, and Lambert on the Naxos label. She previously taught at the Greenwich House Music School in New York, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Augustana College in South Dakota. From 2002 to 2008, she served as assistant chair of music at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where she directed the classical instrumental division; created the prep program; and taught piano, theory, ear training, and chamber music. In 2004, she founded the New Orleans Chamber Music Festival. At Bard since 2011.