Aki
Noda-Meurice

Organ

Roots
I was born and raised in Nagoya, the third largest city in Japan.

Study
First in a girls’ choir. At the university in Tokyo, where I studied musicology, there was a subject called “organ,” which was quite a rare case. So I was able to start learning this instrument at the age of 20. After that I studied in Basel.

Professional
I am the principal organist at the Gellertkirche in Basel. I also play the organ in the cathedral in Arlesheim. I perform with various ensembles, but also alone on large organs. Teaching is my favorite activity. I like to analyze pieces and problems of students, both musicology and my experience of learning the organ late in life help me in this.

Why
In a difficult situation in my life, God gave me this opportunity.

Elective Affinities
A CD by the English pioneers of early music, which my father (an engineer) happened to buy for me on a business trip. That’s how I got to know early music. Having a dog or dancing again, that’s what I miss right now.

Something else
When I have problems with an organ, I let my husband fix the organ 😉.

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Cantate! 2020 December

Cantate!

Concert Cantate! (Livestream 12/27/2020)
Barfüsserkirche Basel

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Music: Cantate Domino – Adam Gumpelzhaimer (1559-1625) from “Cantate!” 27.12.20

Image: from “Officium natalis Christi”, Orlando di Lasso

2024

March

Continental Connection

The Robert Dow partbooks
Sun 24.03.24

April

Ad narragoniam

Music in the ship of fools
Sun 28.04.24 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

May

Jouissance vous donneray

A picture comes to life
Sun 26.05.24 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel