Momo Kodama was born in Osaka, grew up in Germany and studied at the CNSM (Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse) in Paris, then with great pianists such as Murray Perahia and András Schiff. She is the youngest winner of the Internationaler Musikwettbewerd der ARD (the ARD International Music Competition).
Her impressive career has seen her play with the most renowned orchestras; the most prestigious festivals invite her to perform in recitals or with an orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Inbal, Dutoit, Norrington or Previn. She also enjoys chamber music and performs with Tetzlaff, the Capuçon brothers, Dumay and Isserlis, among others. On the 100th anniversary of Debussy's death, she produced a show with a piano, baritone and narrator, which was performed in Paris, then on tour in France and Japan.
Her vast repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary, some of which were written for her, notably by Hosokawa, Widmann and Mason. As a talented interpreter of Messiaen, she performed the world premiere of his Fantaisie for piano and violin with Isabelle Faust. Her latest recordings are devoted to Mozart and Hosokawa, with the Mito Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ozawa for ECM.
Momo Kodama lives in Paris, and whenever she has free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends.