Makiko Ogawa was born in Aichi, Japan. She began studying piano at the age of five. She studied in Tokyo, Munich, Stuttgart and London with Prof. Andrzej Jasinski, Prof. Herbert Spitzenberger, Prof. Edgar Trauer and Prof. Andrzej Esterhazy.
She was a prize winner at the international piano competitions in Senigallia and Finale Ligure (Italy).
She has performed as a soloist with various
orchestras, including the National Orchestra of Thailand.
She has given numerous recitals throughout Germany and abroad (Tokyo, Moscow, Bangkok, etc.) and has made several broadcasting recordings with the
Deutschlandfunk, Südwestfunk and Bavarian Radio.