Hiroshi Amako selected for State Opera’s Young Artist programme

Congratulations to Hiroshi Amako (OKS2011), who recently completed a three-year opera course at the Royal Academy of Music.

Born in Tsu, Japan before later moving to North Wales, Hiroshi is a seasoned oratorio soloist with a particular enthusiasm for JS Bach. In September he will be relocating to Hamburg after being selected for the distinguished State Opera’s Young Artist programme. Prior to starting the two year programme in Hamburg, Hiroshi will be joining the Auckland Philharmonic to sing the St Mathew Passion, a sacred oratorio by JS Bach.

He recently reflected upon his experiences and singled out praise for his former music teachers at the school; “It’s all happened very quickly in the last couple of weeks so it’s a bit of a whirlwind! I wouldn’t have believed I would end up doing this sort of work – a lot of it is down to teachers Kath Andrews, James Millard and Fanny Cooke for encouraging me through all the music at school… especially the singing side!”

Watch Hiroshi’s State Opera Young Artist audition here