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Shizuko Noiri

Shizuko NoiriLute

Spot on: perpetual curiosity

Born in Kyoto, Japan, Shizuko Noiri graduated in musicology from the Doshisha women’s college in Kyoto. She began studying the lute with Ichiro Okamoto. She later moved to Switzerland, where she continued her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, specialising in the lute and Renaissance and Baroque performing practices with Eugen Dombois and Hopkinson Smith.

Under the direction of René Jacobs, Shizuko Noiri has over the last 20 years appeared in many opera productions, including at the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence (France), Théatre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Théatre Royal de La Monnaie (Brussels), Staatsoper (Berlin), Lincoln Center (New York),  Salzburger Festspiele (Austria),  and  Tokyo Opera City (under Masaaki Suzuki).

Shizuko Noiri is a founding member of «Les Plaisirs du Parnasse» and gives frequent solo performances with the finest Baroque ensembles and musicians around the world. She has given masterclasses in Aix-en Provence, the Czech Republic, and at Tokyo’s University of the Arts.