Yoko Maria studied in the vocal music performer class at the Tokyo College of Music and its graduate school. She has attended numerous master classes, including the Schubertiade, where she studied with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. After her formal education she moved to Finland to study Finnish vocal music with renowned baritone Jorma Hynninen. She has a repertoire of more than 600 Finnish songs. While in Europe, she also studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Pyotr Skousnichenko, as well as at the Karlsruhe Conservatory in Germany. She was granted permanent residence of Finland. She was christened with the name Yoko Maria in the Finnish Lutheran Church. After returning to Japan, her extensive studies and attained vocal skills were immediately recognized, as she was invited to represent Japan in the 13th international Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, as well as BBC auditions.
Her elegant and naturally extending soprano voice along with her refined global musical interpretation allows her to sing crossing over various genres, bringing about both amazement and praise in concert after concert. Her warm, gentle, and translucent soprano voice is reputed among the leading figures of various fields of music. Her repertory La Boheme (Mimi) Madama Butterfly (chocho-san) is famous.) Yoko Maria also writes her own poetry for both classical pieces and modern compositions, creating warm and compassionate new, gentle pieces, filling large audiences with warm emotions. Her crowd of fans and followers is constantly increasing year by year, ranging over oceans and continents, Tickets to her concerts are becoming more and more coveted. She is Asia's Rising Star, a popular soprano singer, departed from the purely classical music communities, having recitals to full houses in the heart of Tokyo once a month.

After her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall she has now overcame some difficulties in the entertainment world. She is currently working hard to improve her music skills, and is making an effort to meet good people.

Yoko Maria gave her 3rd American recital at New York Carnegie Hall May 21, 2018 with great success.

On June 23, 2022, Carnegie Hall solo recital in New York was held for the 4th US performance.


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