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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
3rd place, Voice Section, The 3rd Tokyo Music Competition 2005

Musical Study Experiences

1996 Graduated from the Department of Vocal Music, Kunitachi College of Music
1998 Completed studies at the Japan Opera Foundation Opera Singer Training, the 17th class
1999 Recipient of the trainee grant of the Domestic Arts Internship Program supported by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
2001-2003 Went to study abroad in Bologna, Italy receiving the grant Program of Overseas Study for Artists supported by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
2004-2007 Went to study abroad again in Bologna after winning the 15th Gotoh Memorial Cultural Award as a most promising young talent in Opera Category


Studied under Nakajima Motoharu, Nakamura Takuro and Paride Venturi

Musical Careers

1999 The Fujiwara Opera "La Bohème" as Parpignol
The Japan Metropolitan Opera "La Bohème" as Rodolfo
2000 The New National Theatre, Tokyo "Rigoletto" as Borsa
2001 The New National Theatre, Tokyo "Il Trovatore" as Messenger
"Don Carlo" as Count di Lerma of the Suntory Hall Opera and the New National Theatre, Tokyo
2002 1st Place, the 2nd Concorso Internazionale Minerbio (Italy)
"Rigoletto" as Duke of Mantua at the Mancinelli Theatre in Orvieto, Italy
Awarded Verdi Memorial Prize together with bass Carlo Colombara from the Giuseppe Verdi Association in Rovereto, Italy
2003 1st Place, the 1st Concorso Lirico Internazionale "Ruggiero Leoncavallo"
"Il Trovatore" as Manrico in concert style in Bologna
2004 1st Place, the 40th Concorso Musicale Vocale dell'Istituto Musicale Italo-Giapponese (Japan-Italy Vocal Music Competition, Japan)
Siena Grand Prize, the 35th Concorso di Lirica Italiana (Italian Vocal Music Competition, Japan)
2005 3rd Place, Voice Section, the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition
The Fujiwara Opera "La Traviata" as Alfredo
"Nabucco" as Ismaele at the Teatro Duse in Bologna
2006 The Fujiwara Opera "Madama Butterfly" as Pinkerton
The Japan Metropolitan Opera "Un ballo in maschera" as Riccardo
The Japan Opera Association "Aoi no Ue" as Hikaru Genji
2007 The Fujiwara Opera "La Bohème" as Rodolfo
Grand Prix, the 9th Worldwide Madame Butterfly Competition in Moldova
Ota Ward Residents Opera "Norma" as Pollione
The Fujiwara Opera "Madama Butterfly" as Pinkerton
First appearance in NHK New Year Opera Concert
2008 The New National Theatre, Tokyo "The Black Ships-Yoake" as American Consul
The New National Theatre, Tokyo "La Traviata" as Alfredo
The Fujiwara Opera "La Bohème" as Rodolfo
2010 Invited by Spoleto’s Due Mondi Music Festival to perform in Henze’s opera based on Mishima Yukio’s "Das verratene Meer (Gogo No Eiko)" as the lead role Kuroda Noboru as a world premiere sung in Japanese
2011 The Fujiwara Opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" as Edgardo

Further Activities

Nikikai Opera Foundation Member


My repertoire includes 38 roles focused on Italian and Japanese opera, more than 50 canzones and more than 50 Japanese vocal music pieces to be performed from memory.
Alongside my 30-40 talk-show concerts per year, I have been working on various events such as education programs and audience participation style concerts. Performing in large scale operas in Japan and operas in Europe are the principal goal of my music activities; however, performing in talk-show and lecture concerts in which I am able to directly interact with the audience, are something extremely important for me to experience.

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