Ayako Tanaka
Biography
Ayako Tanaka (Japan), She started playing the piano and organ at age of three and won competitions at the age of 10 with both Instruments.

She lived in Vienna, Austria since her youth where she studied Voice with Sylvia Geszty and Edda Moser and with Ernst Haefliger until his passing away in 2007.

At the age of 22 She made her Debut as Barbarina in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland. Subsequently she was engaged for the Role of Olympia in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" by the Volksoper Wien in Vienna, after that the Roll of Gilda in Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the State Opera Bourgas.

Since 2012-2015 She was performing the Role „Queen of the Night“ in „The Magic Flute“ by W.A. Mozart Supported by Austrian Government for the Opera Tour in Austria.

She has also been active as a concert singer in Austria and abroad in Europe with various Orchestras like Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerensamble Kehl-Strasbourg among others and she performed also in concert tour in Argentina.

During the 2013/2014 Season, she was invited by the Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, to sing in that Country with "Símon Bolívar Orchestra".

2014/2015 She sang as Soprano Soloist in "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff in Wiener Konzerthaus großer saal in Vienna.

In November she made her debut in Japan with her first CD „Virtuosa Coloratura“ and performed in debut concert Tour. This CD became the first place in classic music ranking in the Amazon.com and Billbord Classics Japan.

2016/2017, together with the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, she opens the season at the CCK Concert Hall in Buenos Aires and sings the world premiere of "5 Circle Songs for Soprano coloratura and Orchestra" by Esteban Benzecry.