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Marie Kobayashi   mezzo-soprano
Marie Kobayashi
Born in Japan, Marie Kobayashi studied music at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo, where she obtained a Masters degree.
She moved to Paris and through the CNSM of Paris undertook classess with Regine Crespin, Michel Roux and William Christie. She was awarded the Prize for Lyric Art and for the Interpretation of Early Vocal Music.
In 1993 she was made a Doctor of Arts from the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo for thesis on the third cycle of the melodies of Olivier Messiaen “Concerning Harawi”.
She has been awarded numerous international prizes, including: the Fauré Prize in the International Competition of for the Interpretation of French Melodies held in Paris, the Certificate of Honour from the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona, and the Gabriel Dussurget Grand Prize at the International Oratorio and Leader Competition.
Her repertoire extends from baroque to the cotemporary music; Rustena in “ La Verita in Cimento ” of Vivaldi ( dir.Jean-Christophe SPINOSI ), Mozart’s Masse in C Major, Suzuki in Puccini’s “ Madame Butterfly ”, Shéhérazade of Ravel ( dir. Daniel KAWKA ), Symphony No2 “ Résurrection ” of Mahler ( dir. Yutaka SADO ), Le Marteau sans Maître of Boulez with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Meridian of H.Birtwistle ( dir. Pierre BOULEZ ), Noces of Stravinsky ( dir. Phillipe HERREWEGUE ), Andere Schatten of W.Rhim ( dir. David ROBERTSON ), Kunstgewerblerin in “ Lulu ” of Berg ( dir. Jeffrey TATE ), Folksongs of Berio, Stabat Mater of Piotr Moss ( dir. Mstislav ROSTROPOVITCH ).....
She has sung in many festivals; Prague Spring, Romaeuropa Festival, Melbourne Festival, Holland Festival ( dir.David Porcelijn ), Festival Agora, Barossa Music Festival, Tokyo summer’s Festival, Saint- Denis’s Festival, Manca’s Festival ( with Saxophonist Claude Delangle ), Novossibirsk’s Christmas Festival ( with Filarmonica Quartet )…
Notable among her numerous recordings for Radio-France, Radio-Bruxelles is CD ‘ Folkloric Songs’, ‘ Mozart’s Requiem ’, ‘ Melodies of E.Rosenthal’, and songs for the film Microcosmos.
Since 2004 she is the professor at Conservatory of Strasbourg.