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Tokyo Music Competition

OKA Akihiro

OKA Akihiro

Born in: Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
1st place, and Audience Award, Voice Section, The 12th Tokyo Music Competition 2014

Musical Study Experiences

2003: Graduated from the Vocal Music course in the Faculty of Music Studies, Kunitachi College of Music
2007: Completed master's studies at the Graduate School of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts
2010: Completed studies at the New National Theatre Opera Studio, the 10th class
2010: Went to study abroad in Genova, Italy receiving a grant from the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists supported by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan


Studied under Takeuchi Hajime, Kobayashi Kazuo, Orie Tadamichi, Naono Tasuku, Alberto Cupido, and Kuroda Akiko

Musical Careers

2006 Performed in the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo, Regular Choir Concert: Schumann’s "Vom Pagen und der Konigstochter", "Des Sangers Fluch" as a Soloist (both as King)
Performed as a soloist in the 56th Tokyo University of the Arts Charity Concert Handel's "Messiah" sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun Company
2008 Performed in The New National Theatre Opera Studio Performance "Le nozze di Figaro" as Count Almaviva
2009 Performed in The New National Theatre Opera Studio Performance "Dialogues des carmélites" as Marquis de la Force
Finalist, Vocal Category (Opera and Aria), the 78th Music Competition of Japan
2010 Performed in The New National Theatre Opera Studio Performance "Falstaff" as Ford
Performed in the PMF (Pacific Music Festival) "La Bohème" as Marcello (Led by Fabio Luisi)
2012 Performed in "Don Carlo" as Rodrigo hosted by Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana
2013 3rd Place, the 82nd Music Competition of Japan (Opera and Aria)
Excellence Award, the 26th Ichikawa City Competition for Emerging Musicians (Chiba)
Performed in Bach’s St. John Passion as Jesu Christo with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
2014 Siena Grand Prize, the 44th Concorso di Lirica Italiana
Performed in the 75th Founding Anniversary Toho College of Music Opera "The Marriage of Figaro" as Count Almaviva
Performed in "I Pagliacci" as Silvio hosted by Ichikawa City Cultural Foundation
Excellence Award, the 29th Nerima City Debut Concert Audition
Performed in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis as a Soloist with the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra
1st Place, Voice Section and Audience Award, the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


As a lyric baritone, I have performance experience in both operas and religious music.

Operas: Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" as Don Giovanni, "Così fan tutte" as Guglielmo, "Le nozze di Figaro" as Count Almaviva, "Die Zauberflöte" as Papageno, Donizetti’s "L'elisir d'amore" as Belcore, "Don Paspuale" as Dr.Malatesta, Bellini’s " I Puritani" as Riccardo, Puccini’s "La Bohème" as Marcello, "Tosca" as Scarpia, "Edgar" as Frank, "Madama Butterfly" as Sharpless, Verdi’s "Don Carlo" as Rodrigo, "Otello" as Jago, "Falstaff" as Ford, Leoncavallo’s "I Pagliacci" as Silvio, Gounod’s "Faust" as Valentin, and more.

Religious music: Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Fauré’s Requiem.

Further Profiles

Oka’s Official Website

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