The Japanese soprano, Maki Mori, received degrees in singing from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, the Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and the master's course of the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Winner of numerous competitions including Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition (Hamburg) and International Singing Competition Orfeo 2000 (Hanover), she is also the recipient of many special prizes for Lied and Bach-interpretation.
Maki Mori has performed at the Washington Opera as Blonde in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, as Gilda in Rigoletto, as Blumen Mädchen with Plácido Domingo in Parsifal, as Olympia in Les Contes d' Hoffmann, and as Adele in Die Fledermaus with June Anderson and Wolfgang Brendel, winning critical acclaim from The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and receiving S&R Foundation's Washington Award. She has performed also at the Los Angeles Opera as Sophie in Werther with Robert Alagna, Frederica von Stade and Kent Nagano. She has sung such roles in Tokyo as Nannetta in Falstaff, Musetta in La Bohème, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Olympia, Gilda, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Adele in Die Fledermaus.
In addition to performing in the 3 tenor's concert in Japan, Maki Mori recently sang as soloist. Exsultate jubilate of Mozart with Seiji Ozawa and the Mito Chamber Orchestra, and with Rudolf Barshai and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, as well as in the concerts of Camerata Accademia di Roma. She has also appeared in numerous recitals and concerts in Germany, Italy, Hungary, USA and Japan, performing works of Purcell, J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Fauré, Gustav Mahler, Orff, R.Strauss and J. Strauss. And as soloist of the Mito Chamber Orchestra, she recorded Exsultate jubilate with Seiji Ozawa. In May 2003 she gave a solo recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. This concert was recorded live and was released on February 2004 from Avex-Classics.