Marina Koka

Marina Koka

Key Facts

  • Instrument: Piano


Marina Koka was born in Japan and studied at Tokyo College of Music before coming to study at Guildhall (where she is now a fellow) with Professor Ronan O’Hora and Professor Noriko Ogawa.


She has been a top prizewinner in several competitions including the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist Award (where she was the overall winner), Asia -Pacific International Piano Competition in Korea, PTNA Piano Competition in Japan, and Dudley International Piano Competition.


She has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo New City Symphony Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic, performing in prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as well as playing many recitals both in Asia and Europe.


Recently Marina Koka has been awarded the Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize 2016 as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal which annually awards an exceptionally talented Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall debut recital.


Musicians’ Company Award: Silver Medal – GSMD 2015

Page Updated: May 2018