Results of ‘Jamie’s Concerts’ research to be revealed at Guildhall School of Music and Drama on June 12

Noriko Ogawa has been organising and performing for ‘Jamie’s Concerts’ in Japan and the UK since 2004. Jamie’s Concerts are designed to suit the needs of families living with Autism and the Autism Spectrum.

Dr. Mirjam James and Noriko Ogawa joined up to do research on Jamie’s Concerts and they have collected over 200 questionnaires from the concerts in Japan and the UK since the 2015-16 season. All the data has now been studied and analysed. Some selected members of the concert audiences volunteered to be interviewed by Dr. James.

Out of this research we could see how ‘Jamie’s Concerts’ work and how effective they are for the families living with Autism and the Autism Spectrum.

The result of this pioneering research will be disclosed at the ResearchWorks Seminar at the Lecture Recital Room at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street Building on June 12, 6-7pm. It is FREE but booking is advised.

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The 14th Concert Jamie’s Concert featuring Japanese Contemporary Piano Music

On 2 June 2016, the 14th Jamie’s Concert was held in Kawasaki, Japan.
For the first time in the history of this project, Noriko Ogawa gave a Japanese contemporary music recital, performing pieces for piano by Motoharu Kawashima as well as Akiko Yamane and a piece for piano and computer by Yoshihiro Kanno.
During the recital, the audience had also the good fortune to hear Akiko Yamane and Yoshihiro Kanno talking about their own music.
Before the concert, Norihiko Fukuda, the mayor of Kawasaki, gave a speech to remind everyone that the UK national team would stay in the city for its pre-training camp in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020.