Momo Kodama was born in Osaka, Japan moving to Europe with her family soon after her first birthday. She studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris with Germaine Mounier, and continued her artist development with Vera Gornostaeva, Murray Perahia, Tat'yana Nikolayeva and András Schiff. Among her many awards she has received first prize at the Epinal International Piano Competition, the Idemitsu Award, the top prize at the Munich Competition and the Terence Judd Award in 1999.
In recent seasons she has made several high profile debuts confirming her status as one of the most exciting young Japanese artists of her generation including appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Kent Nagano, Gulbenkian Orchestra/Lawrence Foster as well as recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Lucerne and Berlin Festivals. She has worked with all of the major orchestras in Japan including the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa, the Tokyo Metropolitan/Eliahu Inbal and Gery Bertini and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster and Charles Dutoit