Motomi Tanaka, a soprano from Yokohama, Japan, embraces a broad range of repertoire from early music to contemporary music. Her recent opera roles include Ilia <Idomeneo>, Zerlina <Don Giovanni>, and Sandman <Hansel and Gretel>. 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 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.