Biography

Yuki Tsuruaki

    The French soprano Yuki Tsurusaki (Japanese of origin) discovered music at age six, by playing the piano. Born in a family of musicians, she attends many operas and symphonic concerts from an early age, which will awaken a passion for the lyrical art.

After obtaining her TESOL certificate in Canada (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Yuki shortens her studies at Lyon 3 University in Languages to devote herself entirely to music. She entered the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland) in Hiroko Kawamichi’s class and graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Music.

 

Since then, we could hear her sing many roles such as Lucy from Menotti’s The Telephone, Miles (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw) conducted by Aurélien Azan-Zielinsky and staged by Armand Deladoey, extracts from Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges under the baton of Benjamin Levy. She also sang some oratorio repetoire as soprano solo, such as Rossini’s La Petite Messe Solennelle and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Renaud Bouvier. We could hear her live on Swiss radio station Espace 2 animated by Francesco Biamonte, singing Strauss’ Lieder with pianists Florent Lattuga –Duyck and Maria Baranova.

 

Yuki makes her débuts at the Opéra de Lausanne where she sang the role of the Gazelle in Thierry Besançon’s Les Zoocrates with Andrei Feher as conductor and in Rinaldo Bellucci’s Il Gatto con gli Stivali in Teatro Araldo in Torino (Italy), with Silvano Palsini. In her last performances, she sang in New York at Carnegie Hall for an Opera Showcase concert with pianist Giovanni Longo and Stephen Kennedy Murphy’s staging, in a program for Young emerging artists.

 

Recently, she won the Leopold Bellan competition (Paris, France) and the Virginia Zeani competition (Torino, Italy) after receiving the Mosetti Grant and the Max Jost Grant.

 

Upcoming : Abakan’s Music Festival (Siberia, Russia) with tenor Jérémie Schütz and recital tour in Osaka and Tokyo (Japan).