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In 1999, she graduated from the Vocal Music Department of the Faculty of Music at the Kunitachi College of Music, and after attending the Nikikai Opera Studio Training Institute, she graduated from the Graduate School of Music at the Kunitachi College of Music with a major in Vocal Music (German Lied) in 2002, at the top of her class, and was awarded the Docomo Award at the same time.

In 2003, she placed second in the Friendship German Song Competition. In 2005, she was awarded the Miura Tamaki Special Prize, the highest award for a Japanese conductor, at the 4th Shizuoka International Opera Competition. In 2006, she won first place at the 4th Nagakute Opera Vocal Competition.

He has participated in the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Projects IV to VI since 2003. He has covered the roles of Eisenstein in J. Strauss's "Die Fledermaus," Marcello in Puccini's "La Bohème," and Figaro in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." He also performed in the same roles in special performances in Joetsu, Utsunomiya, Kobe, Tianjin, and Shanghai, and has collaborated with world-famous musicians such as Seiji Ozawa and Anna Netrebko, honing his skills. In 2005, he appeared as Count Almaviva in "The Marriage of Figaro," and in 2006 as Figaro in "The Barber of Seville" at the "Saito Kinen Festival" youth opera production.

She moved to Germany in 2004 and made her German debut in May 2007 as Bello in Puccini's "La Die West" at the Stuttgart State Opera. From September of the same year, she worked as a resident singer at the Kiel Opera House in Germany for 13 years, with a repertoire of over 60 roles to date. He has played leading roles in a wide range of works from baroque to contemporary, including Falke in J. Strauss's "Die Fledermaus," Pin in Puccini's "Turandot," Rodrigo in Verdi's "Don Carlo," Germont in "La Traviata," Count Luna in "Il Trovatore," Renato in "Un Ballo in Masquerade," Faninal in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier," the music teacher in "Ariadne auf Naxos," Harlequin, Mandryka in "Arabella," the title role in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Jeletzky in "The Queen of Spades," King Tolomeo in Handel's "Julius Caesar," Guglielmo in Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte," the title role in "Don Giovanni," Valentin in Gounod's "Faust," Marcello in Puccini's "La Boheme," Sharpless in "Madame Butterfly," and the title role in "Gianni Schicchi." In particular, his role as Beckmesser in Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" was highly praised not only by local magazines but also by the German music magazine "Opera Glass." He has also made numerous guest appearances, including as Howdy in Zimmermann's "Die Soldiers" at the Komische Oper Berlin, Renato in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" at the Eutinen Music Festival, and more.

In recognition of her work to date, she was awarded the title of Kammersänger (court singer) by the city of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in December 2017.

She will be a resident singer at the Baden State Opera Karlsruhe from September 2020. She is currently mainly based overseas.

In recent years, he has appeared in many leading roles in operas produced by Yutaka Sado in Japan, starting with the role of Figaro in "The Barber of Seville" in 2013, and receiving rave reviews for his role as Germont in Verdi's "La Traviata" in 2015. In 2017, he played the role of Count Almaviva in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," and in 2018, he played the role of Kaspar in Weber's "Der Freischütz," both of which received favorable reviews.

In 2016 and 2017, she appeared in the NHK New Year Opera Concert.

In 2019, he made a brilliant debut as Muneyori in Nishimura Akira's "The Tale of Shion," a commissioned work for the New National Theatre, Tokyo, overcoming the difficult role and making an impact not only in Japan, but also in music magazines overseas. In 2020, he appeared as Gunther in Wagner's "Twilight of the Gods" at Biwako Opera, and in 2021, he received rave reviews as Rodrigo in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the New National Theatre, Tokyo.

In addition to opera, as a concert soloist, her repertoire includes Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony," Faure's "Requiem," Brahms' "German Requiem," Mahler's "Song of the Wandering Youth," and Orff's "Carmina Burana."

He has studied under Uwe Heilmann, Heinz Gerlich, Wolfgang Brendel, Kyoko Akiba, Yasutomo Nozaki, Susumu Matsumoto, and Tom Krause.

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