Pianist Joanna Oshida has performed regularly as chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and soloist. She currently teaches at her private piano studio in Utah. Ms. Oshida has taught on the faculty at Utah Valley University School of Music and at the Gifted Music School.
Ms. Oshida is the first-prize winner of the California statewide Young Pianists’ Beethoven Competition, the Olympiad of the Arts Piano Competition, the Music Teachers’ Association of Northern California Piano Competition, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers Concerto Competition, the Brigham Young University Concerto Competition, the Campbell Country Women’s Club Music Competition for four consecutive years, and was the recipient of the award for the Best Performance of a Required Piece in the National Matthay Association Clara Wells Piano Competition. Ms. Oshida has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Pacific Talent Education String Orchestra, The CAPMT Orchestra, and the Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Oshida has been awarded the Thera Rabinowitch Scholarship for Musical Achievement and Humanitarian Consideration, the Vladimir Kochanski Scholarship for Piano Excellence, the Brigham Young University Dean’s Excellence Award, an award from the American League of Pen Women for Musical Achievement, the Bank of America award for Music, and Lifetime Membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Ms. Oshida has appeared in musical collaboration with the Pacific Talent Education, the San Jose Strings Academy, the Suzuki Association of Northern California Summer Institute at Stanford University, the Music Teachers Association Convention, UNICEF chamber music winners recitals, the Yehudi Menuhin/Helen Dowling Music Competition Winners Recitals, the Baroque Sinfonietta, and the Orpheus Winds.
Ms. Oshida has accompanied musicians throughout the United States for 23 years, including a special performance tour to Berlin, Germany in 1992. She was a faculty member of The Jenny Rudin Chamber Music Workshop, held in Palo Alto, CA.
Principal teachers include Aiko Onishi, Dr. Irene Peery, and Ellen Mack. Ms. Oshida has appeared in masterclasses with Yefim Bronfman and Leon Fleisher, and has studied chamber music with Marian Hahn.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University and her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University.
Joanna Oshida is a member of the Music Teachers’ National Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Ms. Oshida’s students have performed in UMTA State Conference Honors Recitals, AIM Honors Recitals, National Federation of Music Clubs Honors Recitals, and at Carnegie Hall. Her students have earned top scores and prizes in Solo Ensemble State competitions, National Federation of Music Clubs Competitions, AIM Competitions, the Golden Classic Music Awards International Competition, the Academic Allstate Music Recognition Award, and the American Mountain West International Piano Competition.
Photo by Austin Williams
Ms. Oshida plays the Etude Tableaux in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff: