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Jun Suzuki (Tenor)

Born: Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

The Japanese tenor, Jun Suzuki, studied at the Hokusei Gakuen (Sapporo) Faculty of Letters (graduation) and the Tokyo University of the Arts of Music (vocal graduated). Upon graduation, he received the Matsuda Year Award, winning Acanthus Music Awards. After the Master's course completion, he joined the music doctorate degree at the doctoral program. The Mitsubishi Estate Award gained him the opportunity to study in London as a special researcher of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010.

Since the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Jun Suzuki has appeared as a soloist in sacred music, including George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with the Bach Collegium Japan (Director: Masaaki Suzuki) J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), St. John Passion (BWV 245) and others and participated in many performances and recordings at home and abroad, such as Okayama Philharmonic / Ensemble Kanazawa conducted by Helmuth Rilling in J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sylvain Cambreling in W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Gunma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tito Ceccherini in Rossini's Stabat Mater, L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka (December 2009) and with Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Milan Turković (December 2014), Orff's Carmina Burana with Orchestrada conducted by Sean Kubota (April 2014) and numerous other appearances.

Jun Suzuki made his operatic debut with the Tokyo Nikikai Opera as Ferrando in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. He has also appeared as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Tokyo Nikikai Opera at Hyogo Performing Arts Center and Nissay Theatre, winning praise. He appeared in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River in London's Orford Church in 2012, receiving international acclaim. At the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama he appeared in Sumida River two Dai perfomed in Japanese translated by Hiroshi Wakasugi. At the New National Theatre Mokichi in Silence, Hisao in Rokumeikan, Don Ottavio in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni (concert format), Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte (concert format), Manrico in Il Trovatore, Heinrich in Tannhäuser; at Hyogo Performing Arts Center Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and others. In March 2014 he appeared at Biwako Hall in the role of Paul in Japan's first stage performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera Die Tote Stadt.

Source: Blog of Jun Suzuki, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2015); Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Masaaki Suzuki


Member of Bach Collegium Japan:
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 20:
BWV 44, BWV 59, BWV 173, BWV 184
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 21:
BWV 65, BWV 81, BWV 83, BWV 190
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 24:
BWV 8, BWV 33, BWV 113
Secular Cantatas Vol. 3:
BWV 36c
V-9 (2004):
BWV 249, BWV 11

Links to other Sites

j s blog (Official Blog of Job Suzuki Tenor) [Japanese]
Jun Suzuki on Twitter

Jun Suzuki - Tenor (Japan Vocalists Forum) [Japanese]

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