Keiko Murakami is undoubtedly one of Japan’s most talented Sopranos.
She has developed a reputation for sustaining a superb operatic voice, whilst demonstrating a flair for
versatility across several styles and genres. Among her repertoire are: Opera Aria,
Japanese Traditional Songs, Spanish and Flamenco Songs and, jazz and popular standards.
Ms Murakami is a graduate of several courses from Tokyo's prestigious Nikikai Opera Studio,
and also of an Opera Performance Scholarship in Italy. She has won prizes at the ‘All Japan Soloists and Best
Players Contest, the Verdi Art and Culture Development Audition, the All Japan Classic Music Concours,
and the All Japan Artists Opera Aria Competition (The Cultvate Prize).
Keiko has given several international performances in the Czech Republic,
at the Vienna Konzert Haus,the Carnegie Hall (New York)
as well as Italy, Slovenia, and Australia.
Her CD album discography includes: ‘Japanese Impressions’
(1998),
‘Keiko Recital ~ La Maja de Goya’ (2000).
In Tokyo, Ms Murakami teaches soprano and music theory at her ‘Kei’s Studio’ near Yokohama.
As well as being a consistent solo concert performer, she performs regular collaborations with renowned Czech
classical guitarist Josef Mazan in Europe and Japan, and with pianist Carlo Antoniolli in Australia and Japan.
Some of her recent concert performances in Tokyo include the Hakuju Hall, and the Tiara Koto Hall.
In 2010 Ms Murakami performed for the first time with acclaimed Sicilian classical guitarist Dario Macaluso
at Tokyo's prestigious Suntory Hall.