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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, Voice Section, The 7th Tokyo Music Competition 2009

Musical Study Experiences

2004 Graduated from the Department of Vocal Music, the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
2007 Completed studies at the New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera Studio, the 7th class
2007-2008 Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists supported by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (New York)


Studied under Okazaki Sanetoshi, Harada Shigeo, Nagai Kazuko, Hiramatsu Eiko, Lorraine Nubar and Joan Donermann

Musical Careers

2003 Opera Debut in "Le nozze di Figaro" as Cherbino while at university
2006 "La Bohème" as Musetta, the New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera Studio
Lead role in "La finta giardiniera" as Sandrina (R. Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna and Teatro San Rocco) in Bologna, Italy
2007 "Albert Herring" as Cis, the New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera Studio
1st Place, the 26th Music Contest in Iizuka
Shinjuku Kumin Opera "Un ballo in maschera" as Oscar
"Anju and Zushiou" as Anju and "A story of three women" as a strong woman at The Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College; the performace was highly praised in the New York Times
2008 Winner in the St. Andrews international competition
3rd Place, Little Italy Soprano Vocal Competition
Performed in "Die Zauberflöte" as the Queen of the Night at IVAI's program in Puerto Rico led by the Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler
Performed in the Japan-Canada Friendship 80th Memorial Ceremony Gala concert in Canada (led by Lewis Dalvit)
2009 "Die lustige Witwe" as Valencienne and "Dialogues des carmélites" as Constance hosted by The New National Theatre, Tokyo
"Le nozze di Figaro" as Cherubino hosted by the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
"Merry Merry Widow" (Festival Version) as Ida at the ACA National Arts Festival (Agency for Cultural Affairs) and Miramare Opera "Gianni Schicchi" as Lauretta
2nd Place, Voice Section, the 7th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

Previously performed in numerous concerts in Japan and overseas. Notably, concerts in St. Andrews, Canada have been televised and draw attention. Washio has been actively working on not only large concerts but also mini-concerts to directly interact with the audience.
Currently she is a member of the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation.


Italian, German and French operas and operettas. In particular, coloratura and soubrettes requiring lyrical technique are a strength of mine. I am also strong in Japanese, German and French vocal music. And many other pieces such as Beethoven’s 9th and Brahms, Fauré and Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Mass C Minor, Magnificat and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

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