Makoto Sakurada

He completed his master degree at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in vocal music, working with Professor Tadahiko Hirano. He continued his studies with Professor G.Fabbrini in Bologna at the National Conservatory “G. B. Martini”. He studied also with Mo. W.Matteuzzi and Ma. G.Banditelli in Italy.

He is very active as a soloist for Oratorio performances especially for the baroque era. He collaborates with various group/orchestra as Le Concert de Nacion, Accademia Bizantina, Capella della Pieta’ de Turchini, Europa Galante, Il Giardino Armonico, Orchestra Barocca di Venezia, Orchestra S.Cecilia di Roma, La Stagione Armonica, La Venexiana, Collegium Vocale, La Petite Bande, Ricercar Consort and with the numbers of conductor as J.Savall, O. Dantone, A. Florio, F.Biondi, G.Antonini, A.Marcon, S.Balestracci, C.Cavina, P.Herreweghe, S.Kuijken, T.Koopman, Ph.Pierlot in Italy and the other countries in Europe.

Since 1995, He has worked together with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan on a regular basis, including tour-performances in Europe, U.S.A, Israel and Australia. Their successful collaboration has been documented on several CDs.

In addition to his oratorio singing career, also he has operatic repertories includes “Orfeo”, “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria”, “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by C.Monteverdi, Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”, Don Basilio in “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart,, Don Ramiro in “La Cenerentola” by G.Rossini and so on.

He was awarded the 2nd prize at the “International Early Music Concours Brugge” in 2002.