akiko nishiguchi 西口 彰子

Akiko Nishiguchi (Soprano) Born and raised in Tochigi, Japanese soprano Akiko Nishiguchi received her professional studies diploma from Mannes College of Music in New York City, where she also obtained her master's degree. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Tokyo University of Arts.

Akiko is a winner of numerous competitions which includes the 2nd prize of Arkadi Foundation Opera Idol Competition and most recently the 3rd prize and audience prize at the competition of Neustadter Meistersingerkurses in 2014.

On the concert stage, she sang with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist in 2015. Her performance in the silvester concert in Worms and Neutstadt an der Weinstraß with Die Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in 2014 was enthusiastically reviewed by Allgemaine Zeitung, “The audiences were impressed by performance of lovely soprano, Akiko Nishiguchi, and they forgot to breathe when she sang the incredible introduction of Bell Song from Lakme. Her voice was shining, flexible, had a comfortable vibrato and perfect intonation.”

Well acclaimed as a concert performer, she did solo recitals in Japanese embassy in Berlin(2014) and Zagreb(2015). She also sang the Soprano Solo in Beethoven's Symphony no.9 with The Choral-Orchestral Ensemble of New York in 2012.

Opera roles that she performed include Gilda from “Rigoletto” in the Tyrolean Opera Program (Maurach),Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) at IVAI in Tel Aviv, and the role of Shaking Mask in the world premiere of Robert Cuckson’s Opera “A Night of Pity” in 2010.
She has been an ambassador of Oyama, her hometown, since 2010 and ambassador of Tochigi prefecture since 2013.

She is a certified teacher of the Society of Teacher of the Alexander Technique(STAT) from 2019. She studied Alexander Technique at Alexander Technique Studio Tokyo(ATST) under Fumie Hosoi. Currently she is assistant teacher of ATST teacher training course.





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