Ombra mai fu – Handel – Aya Makino
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Aya Makino (Sop.) Profile
Ms. Makino graduated from Soai Senior High School Music Department and Soai University Vocal Music Department and graduated head of her class in her graduate studies. There she was selected for the opera “The Marriage of Figaro” at Archaic Hall.
During her time as a research student, she studied abroad at the Chopin University of Music in Poland as an exchange student. While finishing her research studies, she went to France and received a diploma from the Etoile France Language School in Paris. Ms. Makino went on to graduate from the Ecole Normale Conservatory in Paris with a special award from the judges. During her stay in Paris, she participated as a scholarship student in the 13th arrondissement Conservatoire, at the Nice Summer International Academy of Music (Academie Internationale d’ete de France), etc. and was recognized by Mr. Dalton Baldwin and Ms. Lorraine Nubar, and subsequently went to study under them in the U.S.
She also continued diligently her studies with world-famous Prima donna, Ms. Renata Scotto, Ms. Mady Mesple, Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development (repetitor?) and others. Invited as a visiting professor to Northern State University, she held a recital and master class. She was awarded the Francisco Vignas International Vocal Competition Special Prize in Spain, 1st Prize Japan Region at the 20th Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswttbewerb, the Golden Prize at the 32nd Italia Vocal Concorso, Bravisimo Classique 2001 Competition Encouragement Prize, 2nd Prize at the 3rd Japan Performers Competition (no 1st Prize awarded). She has also won numerous other awards, including the first place in the Grand Soloist Competition Vocal Music Division No. 1, and the 5th Concorso Musica Arte Passionone Prize.
She holds recitals in Japan, the USA, and Europe. In the 79th opera performance of the Kansai Nikikai she played the role of Queen of the Night in “The Magic Flute.” She continues to perform concerts and operas, and is an active member of the Japanese Music Therapy Association, the Kansai Society Research Association, the Japan-Italian Association, and the Kansai Nikikai Society.