Ryoko Aoki

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東京藝術大学音楽学部邦楽科能楽専攻卒業(観世流シテ方専攻)。同大学院音楽研究科修士課程修了。ロンドン大学博士課程修了。博士号(Ph.D)取得。平成26年度文化庁新進芸術家海外研修員。湯浅譲二、一柳慧、ペーテル・エトヴェシュ、細川俊夫など、世界の主要な作曲家と共同で、能と現代音楽の新たな試みを行っている。2010年より世界の作曲家に委嘱するシリーズNoh×Contemporary Musicを主催しており、2014年にはデビューアルバム「能×現代音楽」 (ALCD-98)をリリースした。日本だけでなくドイツ、フランス、イタリア、スペイン、ハンガリー、アメリカの音楽祭に招待されパフォーマンスを行っている。世界的なオペラ・ハウスへの出演も果たしており、2013年マドリッド、テアトロ・レアル王立劇場にジェラール・モルティエのキャスティングのもと、ヴォルフガング・リーム作曲オペラ《メキシコの征服》(ピエール・オーディ演出)のマリンチェ役でデビュー、各紙で絶賛された。平成27年度文化庁文化交流使。あいちトリエンナーレ2016参加アーティスト。

Ryoko Aoki obtained a BA and a Master of Music from the Faculty of Music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music with coursework in Japanese Noh theatre (Kanze school).  She obtained a PhD at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies for her thesis "Women and Noh". 
She has played several traditional Noh plays, and has also challenged collaborations with contemporary composers as a Noh singer.  She has worked with Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa amongst others. She was invited to perform at Münchener Kammerorchester, ZKM, Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin, Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Freie University Berlin, the University of Bonn in Germany, Bartok Festival, CAFe BUDAPEST in Hungary, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in France, Villa Medici, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Italy, BBVA Foundation in Spain, Xenakis festival in NYC, California State University in US, Takefu International Music Festival in Japan amongst others. She had a concert with the Münchener Kammerorchester at the Münchener Kammerspiele in 2011.  She also had performances in Radialsystem V in Berlin during Asia-Pacific Weeks and gave Noh workshops for Sasha Waltz and Guests in 2011.  She performed Cage and Hosokawa's pieces with the Arditti String Quartet as part of their Japan tour in 2012. 
She has organised her project Noh×Contemporary Music to commission new pieces from 2010 and released her debut CD "Noh×Contemporary Music" in 2014, which includes Peter Eötvös's "Harakiri".  In 2013, she made her debut at Teatro Real de Madrid as the role of Malinche in Wolfgang Rihm's opera "The Conquest of Mexico", which was directed by Pierre Audi and organised by Gerard Mortier. 
She has been appointed "Japan Cultural Envoy" by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese government in 2015. She has been chosen as the artist in Aichi Triennale 2016.


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