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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
1st place, Voice Section, The 1st Tokyo Music Competition 2003

Musical Study Experiences

1994 Graduated from Hiroshima University School of Education
1999 Completed Masters Studies in Vocal Music Major at the Graduate School of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts; completed the 42nd master class at Nikikai Opera Studio; won the Excellence Award at time of completion


Studied vocal music under Hirano Tadahiko and Okuda Makoto; classical music and British vocal music under Hatano Mutsumi

Musical Careers

1997 Selected for and performed debut in Mozart "La Clemenza di Tito" as Annio in the regular stage performance at Tokyo University of the Arts;
since then performed in numerous operas and operettas
1998 Berlioz's "Les nuits d'été" as a soloist in the regular stage performance at Tokyo University of the Arts;
later participated with early music performers ensembles among other varied activities
1999 Finalist, the 10th Sogakudo Japanese Song composition competition
2001 Finalist, Vocal Music (Opera Category), the 70th Music Competition of Japan
2002 the Nissay Theatre opera school "Carmen" (Sung in Japanese) as Carmen;
Achieved numerous appearances in various performances with her hard study in German, Japanese, French and British songs during her student years
2003 1st Place, Voice Section, the 1st Tokyo Music Competition;
3rd Place, Vocal Music Category, the 72nd Music Competition of Japan
2004 3rd Place, Vocal Music Category, the 73rd Music Competition of Japan;
Received numerous accolades for the below performances and more
Mascagni’s "L'amico Fritz" as Beppe at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, the Pit (June); "Cavalleria Rusticana" as Lola at the New National Theatre, Tokyo (September)
2005 Performed in Berg’s "Lulu" as a theatrical dresser, a Gymnasium schoolboy and a valet hosted by the New National Theatre, Tokyo ;
Kuriyama Masayoshi’s "La Traviata" as Flora in Nikikai performance (June) ;
Her singing skills received high accolades for Nikikai New Wave Opera "Julius Caesar" as Julius Caesar (October)
2006 Exhibited the full range of her singing ability in "Serse" at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, the Pit (January) ;
performed in Miyamoto Amon’s new production "Così fan tutte" starring as Dorabella (November)
Current Currently Nikikai member and part time lecturer at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department

Further Activities

In opera: Puccini’s "Madama Butterfly" as Suzuki, Verdi’s "La Traviata" as Flora, Mozart’s "Le nozze di Figaro" as Cherbino, "Così fan tutte" as Dorabella, Nicolai's "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" as Mrs. Reich; J. Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus" as Orlofsky and other operas and operettas

In concerts: Various performances as alto soloist including Berlioz's Summer Nights at the Tokyo University of the Arts subscription concert 1998; Beethoven's 9th; Bach's Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio; Handel's Messiah; Vivaldi's Gloria; Mozart's Requiem, Missa Brevis in F major; Durufleé's Requiem; Verdi's Requiem. Achieved numerous appearances in various performances with her hard study not only in early music but in German, Japanese, French and British songs.

Her vast activity is attracting attentions by working on recitals with ambitious program while performing with Bach Collegium Japan, Conversum Musicum, other early music performance goups, and singing Mozart's Great Mass in C minor at the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra subscription concert (led by Suzuki Masaaki).


Opera pieces: Gluck, Mozart, Massenet and Bizet

Songs: Handel and others' Italian classical songs, Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Alban Berg and other Romance Era to modern composers' German songs; Renaissance Period to Modern and Contemporary British Songs
Religious music and symphonies: Major oratorios including Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Mozart, as well as Beethoven's 9th, Mahler's Resurrection and numerous other alto solo performances with professional and amateur orchestras

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