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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, Voice Section, The 6th Tokyo Music Competition 2008

Musical Study Experiences

1997 Began learning vocal music at 2nd year of Middle School
2002 Graduated from Tokyo College of Music High School
2006 Completed Vocal Music Performers Course in the Bachelor of Music program at Tokyo College of Music
2008 Entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2011 Graduated from the Graduate Studies Opera Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2012 Became research student at an Amsterdam opera studio


Studied under Onbe Kazuko, Mizuno Kenji, Horiuchi Yasuo, Tajima Hiroyoshi, Pierre Vallet and Rudolf Piernay

Musical Careers

2003 1st Place, University and Standard Categories, National, the 57th Student Music concours of Japan
2004 Selected in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project V "La Bohème" as understudy of Schaunard, and sang in its Tochigi Special Concert
3rd Place, Voice Section, the 2nd Tokyo Music Competition
2005 Performed in Kyoto International Music Student Festival 2005
Performed in Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre & the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto co-hosting event Opera for Youth "Le nozze di Figaro (excerpt)" as title role
Performed in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project VI "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" as Fiorello in Beijing, Shanghai, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hamamatsu, Shimane, and Tokyo as main cast
2006 Performed in Saint Petersburg New Star Gala Concert as a guest hosted by the Musashino Cultural Foundation
2nd Place, the 4th Nagakute Opera Vocal Competition
1st Place, the 11th Concert Marronnier 21
2007 Performed in the Japan and Russia New Stars of Song (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Selected in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project VIII "Carmen" as Le Dancaïre's cover cast, and sang in its Kamakura Special Concert
Performed in "Ai no Izumi" charity concert with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall
Performed in Tokyo College of Music 100 Year Anniversary Project Opera "Le nozze di Figaro" as Figaro at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Performed in the Tochigi Symphony Orchestra Special Concert at the Tochigi-ken Sogo Bunka Center
2008 2nd Place, Voice Section, the 6th Tokyo Music Competition
Julia Lezhneva & Terada Koji Duo Recital
Performed in opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" (concert style) with the New Japan Philharmonic
Performed in a concert "Meikyoku no Yube (Evening of Masterpieces)" in Kagoshima, Japan
Performed in Karl Orrf’s "Carmina Burana" as soloist in Devon County, the United Kingdom
2009 Held first recital at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall and Tochigi Prefecture Nasunogahara Harmony Hall
Performed Karl Orrf’s "Carmina Burana" as a soloist at the Barbican Hall, the United Kingdom
Solo recital in Kyoto, Okayama and Nagoya
3rd Place Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Vocalists
2010 Performed in concert at the Nasunogahara Harmony Hall
Performed in the following in the United Kingdom:
Massenet’s opera "Chérubin" as Le Baron
Benjamin Britten’s "Albert Herring" as the Chaplain
Held a recital
The British Youth Opera "La Bohème" as Marcello
Fauré’s Requiem as a soloist
2011 The Clonter Opera Prize 2011 and Audience Award
2013 Selected as a cover cast in opera "Don Paspuale" as Dr Malatesta at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the United Kingdom

Further Activities

Performed in numerous concerts and recitals as well as volunteered performances at hospitals, primary and middle schools.


Vocal music pieces in Italian, Russian, English, French, German, Japanese, and canzones.

Aria Repertoire:
Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Mozart, Gounod, Tchaikovsky etc.

Opera Repertoire:
Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Count Almaviva)
Così fan tutte (Guglielmo)
La Bohème (Marcello, Schaunard)
Carmen (Escamillo, Le Dancaïre)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Fiorello)
Chérubin (Le Baron)
Albert Herring (The Chaplain)

Religious music:
Verdi’s Requiem
Carmina Burana
Fauré’s Requiem

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