Hiroshi Amako

Tenor Hiroshi Amako was born in 1992, the son of a Japanese father and a Welsh mother, and grew up from the age of eight in North Wales, where he gained his first musical experience with violin and piano. After studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, Hiroshi Amako went to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied under Ryland Davies and Iaian Ledingham. During his studies he appeared as Bill in Jonathan Dove’s opera Flight, Pasquin in Bizet’s opera Le docteur Miracle, First Sailor in Dido and Aeneas and Damon in Acis and Galatea. Hiroshi Amako has been a member of the International Opera Studio at Hamburg State Opera since the 2018/2019 season, singing Abdallo (Nabucco), the Lamplighter (Manon Lescaut), Borsa (Rigoletto), Le Comte de Lerme/Un Héraut (Don Carlos), Sasha (Moscow, Cheryomushki), and creating the role of Goebbels in Johannes Harneit’s world première IchundIch. He worked with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Christoph Gedschold, Paolo Carignani and Gianpaolo Bisanti.  Hiroshi Amako is a regular performer on the concert stage, including appearances at Wigmore Hall and Oxford Lieder. He has appeared regularly with prominent Baroque music names such as Ton Koopman, Rachel Podger, Terence Charlston, Margaret Faultless and Johannes Prahmsoler. He has also appeared as soloist and Evangelist with the British baroque ensemble Amici Voices, including their first CD recording of Bach cantatas. Outstanding performances include concerts with the City of Birmingham Orchestra under Simon Halsey, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Hilary Davan-Witton and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Stephan Layton.