MORIKAWA Eiko

(VOCAL(SOPRANO))

After studying singing at the University of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Eiko Morikawa pursued her studies at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, under Ernst-Gerold Schramm for singing and Aribert Reimann for contemporary repertoire. In 1996, she received the Second Prize in the Gaudeamus Competition for contemporary music and the First Prize as well as the Masuzawa Prize at the Music Competition of Japan.

She frequently performs in concert and her repertoire consists of the works by Ligeti (Aventures, Nouvelles aventures, and Mysteries of the Macabre, the version for soprano and piano, in Berlin in l997), Schonberg (Pierrot lunaire, in Tokyo in l998), Nono (Canti di vita e d'amore, in Tokyo in l998), Britten (War Requiem, in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg in l998 under the direction of M. Rostropovich and S. Ozawa), Bernd Alois Zimmermann (Die Soldaten in l999), Hermult Lachenmann (Das Maedchen mit den Schwefelhoelzern in 2000). She has also performed the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberfloete, Constanze in Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and participated in the original presentation of Vision of Lear by Toshio Hosokawa (Munich Biennnale in l998).


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