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A native of Tokyo, Momoko Kanazawa is a graduate of Kunitachi College of Music (Department of Music Performance, Voice), and Tokyo Gakugei University Graduate School of Education (Vocal Music Education).

 

Momoko moved to Paris in 2010 to attend Le Cycle Concertiste at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris. She received her Concertiste Diploma with an unanimous “très bien” from the jury. Momoko Kanazawa’s many accolades include 1st place in 2012 Concours International Leopold Bellan (Paris), and 1st place in 2015 Concours de Concert Vivant (Tokyo).

 

While in Paris, Momoko appeared in operas produced by the conservatoire, including Cosi fan tutte as Dorabella and Gianni Schicchi as Zita. She also performed as alto soloist with orchestras in various concerts, including Berio’s Folk Songs at Théâtre des Abbesses (Paris), the Opera de Massy production of Magnificat, and the Choeur Interuniversitaire (Paris) production of Vivaldi’s Gloria.

 

In 2014, Momoko was highly acclaimed for her role as Rosina in The Barber of Seville under the stage direction of Alan Garichot. At the Festival Internacional de Panticosa, she was selected to attend Master Classes by Teresa Berganza and earned a diploma. Her performance in Teresa Berganza Gala Concert was met with rave reviews from the music media in Spain. In 2015, Momoko performed the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortilègess at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival. She also participated in the Young Professionals Program Eurovox 2015 as a representative of France. In 2016, Momoko appeared in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy’s Opera for Children Die Fledermaus as Prince Orlofsky and she was again invited to perform the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival 2016. She has made her debut in Malaysia at the prestigious Penang Club in her recital organized by IWA. She will be singing as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with New Philharmonic Orchestra Chiba,


 

Momoko has studied under Masaharu Oishi, Shizue Makiyama, Hiroshi Kuroda, Naoyoshi Kamata, Fusako Kondo, Bernadette Mercier, Peggy Bouveret, Anne Constantin, and Teresa Berganza.

 

Momoko Kanazawa is a member of TOKYO NIKIKAI. She is fluent in French, English, Italian, and Japanese.

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