Tomoko Maekawa received her training at Kunitachi Music College in Tokyo, where she earned
her diploma. After graduating, she studied at the opera studio in Tokyo NIkikai Opera. Then she
received scholarship of Rotary International and she pursued further studies with Helmut
Kretschmar. She has began her career as a member of Tokyo Chamber Opera.At the same
time she visited opera masterclass of Dario Ponissi in Tokyo. From 2003 to 2005 in Milan, she
studied with Vittorio Terranova und Roberto Negri for her Italian Repertory.
In Opera, she has performed such as : Lora ( Cavalleria Rusticana ), Gilda (Rigoletto), Donna
Anna (Don Giovanni), Adina (L ´elisir d`amore), Furie (La Calisto) , Genoveva (Genoveva). As
concert Soloist she appeared: Regina Coeli K127/ Mozart, Motett KV.165/Mozart, Stabat Mater/
Dvorak etc. Now she is putting effort to introduce Finnisch repertory. She organize regularly
Liederabend in Tokyo and in her hometown, Kamakura. In 2014 ,2015 she had solo concert in
Finland. From 2015 she produces original „Sand art concert with sacred songs“ in catholic
school. In recent years, she has composed with DAW, announced her songs and
music for the media.In 2018, as a representation from Japan, she performed
at Japan Italy world heritage International Musik festival, and in 2019 she appeared at “Finland
night” for 100th anniversary of Japan-Finland diplomatic relations, which has hosted by Japan Finland
culture friendship association.
Japan Italy Association Concorso Music'arte (category stella) (Japan 2018)/Gold
Czech music competition (Tokyo 2012)/Finalist
Classical crossover contest(Tokyo 2015) /Finalist
Japan Sibelius Society
We are all shining Divine sparks (2015) Japanisch/English
（GOI Peace Foundation/Lyrics. Masami Saionji Comp. Toshiyuki Watanabe）
Nikkei CNBC News CORE/ Opening "I follow you"(2013)
BS JAPAN MINNANO KEIZAI KYOUSHITSU (Economy class for all) /Opening ”Golden
My Starting point
When I was a child,I used to sing many Japanese catholic hymns in school everyday.That was my first experience in music....
After studying in Europe,I came up an Idea that I would like to introduce many kind of beautiful oratorio musics with my own ways to approach to young people .Now I am enthusiastically promoting the concert for mission schools in Japan.
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We can notice providence beauty of nature and the space through the music. Music is gift for all of us.It's my joy to share my voice to people.
I'm honored that I had an opportunity to sing this song. This song is composed for Fuji declaration. Composer Toshiyuki Watanabe has composed this song with the image of my voice.
I think Finnish songs are also common for Japanese people since nature is the theme of Finnish songs...
In 2021.April, I'll perform "Luonnotar" by Sibelius,with Ainola Orchestra in Tokyo. (rescheduled)
Click below for "Finnish songs by Tomoko Maekawa"
Let's share the blessing of music, and discover the natural beauty of human voice!