Motomi Tanaka, a soprano from Yokohama, Japan, embraces a broad range of repertoire from early music to contemporary music. Her recent opera roles include Zerlina <Don Giovanni>, and Sandman <Hansel and Gretel> at Manhattan School of Music. Her strong interest in art songs and contemporary works has led her to many music festivals such as Songfest and Atlantic Music Festival, master classes, and performances in Japan, Italy, France, and the US. As an active recitalist, she has recently given full performances in New York, and at the former Sonoda House in Tokyo. She enjoys working with composers and has premiered many of their works.
She is a member of the Nikolai Kachanov Singers, the artists-in-residence at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, who recently had performances at Carnegie Hall. She is a director/voice instructor at the Japanese American Association Chorus, as well as one of the soprano leaders at the Park Avenue Christian Church. She also teaches voice and piano at Hamilton Madison House Music School, as well as teaching private students.
She holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Art History from Keio University and Master of Music in vocal performance from Musashino Academia Musicae in Japan. She moved to New York to continue her vocal studies, and completed a Professional Studies Certificate at Manhattan School of Music.
May 31 & June 3, 2018
Muses of the Night - Parallels and Crossings
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
June 08, 2018
ARTEK Madrigal Madness
A concert of Monteverdi Madrigals
17 Frost St, Brooklyn
June 30, 2018
Baroque Chorus & Orchestra
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer Street, Princeton
August 5-11, 2018
Source Song Festival