Satsuki Adachi, soprano



Satsuki Adachi is a graduate of Musashino Music College, and holds a master’s degree from the Musashino Music College Graduate School.
In 1986 she took first prize at the third Nikka La Traviata New Talent competition. She made her debut in the role of Violetta in a 1987 production of “La Traviata.” Since then she has performed in a wide range of operas and has been lauded both for the purity and lucidity of her voice and for her exciting stage presence.

In 1991, Adachi traveled to Milano on a two-year musical scholarship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In September 1998, she was selected for the role of Tsuu in a production of “Yuzuru“ (“Evening Crane”) in Moscow, and her performance won acclaim from the late composer Ikuma Dan.

In a recital at Kioi Hall in December 2009, Adachi sang a program including a commissioned work by her former teacher Satoru Nakanishi, selections from an operetta by Messager, and French songs. In May 2012, she gave a recital in the recital concert hall of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her debut. In this recital she demonstrated the full range of her talent as a soprano in songs by Faure and other French composers, as well as all four sections of “Posutomani” by composer Kousaku Yamada.

Adachi’s wide-ranging activities include recitals, collaborations with major orchestras, and appearances in operas. She also formed the “Super Trio” with clarinetist Tatsuzo Akasaka and pianist Masahiro Saito, and they continue to give concerts throughout Japan including everything from classical to popular music and enjoyable explanations and discussions.

Her CD releases to date are “Satsuki Adachi: The Songs of Faure and Debussy” (OVSL-00009), the Japanese song collection "Watashi no Furusato - Mia Casa" (OVSL-00010), and “The Super Trio” (COCQ-84534).

Adachi was awarded the Muramatsu Prize in 1992, and received the Encouragement Award of the 2004 Hyogo Prefecture Arts Awards.

(May 2016)

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