From J.S. Bach to contemporary works including Messiaen, Kodama Momo has been active internationally with a wide repertoire and rich expressiveness. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and became the youngest winner of Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD in 1991.
After that, Kodama performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kent Nagano, the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and was a soloist on an Asian tour with the NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit.
In 2013, she gave the world premiere of “Hosokawa Toshio: Etudes” at the Lucerne Festival, co-commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, Wigmore Hall, and the Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation.
Kodama has also made CD recordings and has released many CDs on Octavia Records and ECM.
She received the Nakajima Kenzo Music Award in 2009 and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology New Face Award for Fine Arts, and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Fine Arts in 2023. Kodama is currently a professor at Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She resides in Paris.