Aya Makino is trained as a classical singer who never fails to excite audiences with her rare voice type and range, whether they are new to the art or dedicated operaphiles. Please visit www.AyaMakino.com
On this, her debut CD, the coloratura soprano performs the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, George Gershwin, Pietro Mascagni, Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giochino Rossini, and Leonard Bernstein.
Although Ms. Makino is still very young, her vocal talents have enabled her to make waves on several continents including her home country of Japan, Europe, and now America.
Her credits including the following awards:
* 1st Kobe International Musical Contest of Students by the Prize Hyogo Cultural Association 1996
* Concurs Internacional De Cant Francesc Vinas XXXVI Edico (Premi Extraordinari ofert per L' Accademia Chigiana de Siena, A Manera de Bossa D' Estudis)
* 1st Prize and Uno Prize - Vocal Division of the 3rd Osaka International Music Competition
* 3rd Japan Players Competition 2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded)
* 31st Sakai New Players Audition 1st Prize
* Bravissimo Classica 2001 Competition Encouragement Prize
* 32nd Italia Vocal Concorso Golden Prize
* 20th Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswttbewerb 1st Prize Japan region
Her musical studies include the following teachers:
Anne Marie Blanzat
Marie Foiz Therese
Thanks for your purchase. I hope you will spend many happy hours listening!