Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
Yuri Aoki is a Japanese collaborative pianist and vocal coach, who will be the first to join the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program from her country.
In Japan, she has appeared regularly in recitals with nationally acclaimed singers and has taken part in numerous opera productions. In 2018, she served as a répétiteur for the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival's production of Gianni Schicchi. She is also a founder of the non-profit organization Vivid Opera Tokyo, which grows young opera audiences in Japan.
Born in Osaka, she was given her earliest musical education at Hoff-Barthelson Music School in New York. After returning to Japan, she continued her studies at Toho Gakuen School of Music, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She received further training as a vocal coach at Gunma Opera Academy “Noura-juku” and at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.