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Midori Suzuki (Soprano)

Born: Kobe, Japan

The Japanese soprano, Midori Suzuki, graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts with an award from the Kyoto Music Society. After that she moved to the Netherlands in 1991 to study Baroque singing with Max van Egmond at the Academy for Early Music in Amsterdam. Her teachers at the Brabants Conservatory was Rebecca Stewart, who introduced her to the techniques involved in singing vocal ensembles from Gregorian chant to the Renaissance and Baroque. In 1994 she was a prize-winner at the Contemporary Music Festival in Belgrade.

Since receiving her diploma in 1995, Midori Suzuki has given concerts in many European countries as well as in her native Japan, appearing not only as a soloist in cantatas and oratorios but also as a member of vocal ensembles and with contemporary music groups. Midori Suzuki frequently appears as a soloist with the Bach Collegium Japan.

Source: Liner notes to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi CD 05472-77528-2 (Cantatas BWV 9, BWV 94 & BWV 187, conducted by Kuijken, 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Sigiswald Kuijken

Soprano

BWV 9 [1st], BWV 94, BWV 187, BWV 232

Masaaki Suzuki

Soprano

BWV 18, BWV 23, BWV 71, BWV 75, BWV 76, BWV 89, BWV 95, BWV 131, BWV 138, BWV 152, BWV 155, BWV 167, BWV 185, BWV 199
BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 245 (DVD)

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Midori Suzuki, soprano (BCJ)

Midori Suzuki, soprano [Japanese]

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