Kohei Yamamoto


Kohei Yamamoto
Kohei Yamamoto is from Tottori Prefecture. After studying clarinet at Tokyo Gakugei University, he graduated top of the class in the Department of Voice, Faculty of Music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He also went on to graduate top of his class at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School. Yamamoto won first place in the 39th Italian Concorso Vocale of the Associazione Italo-Giapponese, first place and the “Song Prize” at the 45th Japan-Italian Concorso Vocale. After these successes he went to study further in Italy, completing the biennio course at The Milan Conservatory. After winning the 10th Energia Music Prize and the best new opera singer prize at the 25th Gotoh Memorial Culture Awards, Yamamoto continued to study Italian music after his successful selection, in 2015, as an overseas research student under an Agency for Cultural Affairs program for up-and-coming artists. Through King Records, he has released the CDs “Mi manchi” and “Non t'amo più.” As an opera singer, he has taken on a wide range of roles in numerous performances including “Don Carlo,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “La Boheme,” “I Capuleti e i Montecchi,” “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” “Orpheus in the Underworld,” “Kinkakuji,” “Lulu,” “The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea,” “Yamato Takeru” and “Princess Anio”. Yamamoto has made many media appearances including in the Tokyu New Year’s Eve Concert, NHK New Year’s Opera Concert, NHK-FM “Recital Nova,” BS TV TOKYO’s “Music Intersection” and “Takuro Tatsumi’s Wine Romanticism”, and Fuji TV’s “My Routine: the time between the sun and the starlit sky”. Yamamoto is a member of the Tokyo Nikikai. He is also an “hometown ambassador” for Yonago City and Tottori Prefecture. In 2022, he was an inaugural recipient of the Tottori Prize for the Promotion of Culture.

CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2013 Artist.

(As of December 2023)