Chiyomi Yamada
山田千代美

Chiyomi Yamada (山田千代美) is a Japanese singer (soprano) focusing on Early Music and ancient Japanese vocal traditions.

Chiyomi Yamada was born in Kyūshū, the southern island of Japan. In 1980, after graduating from the Kunitachi Music College in Tokyo, she came to Holland. Here she studied baroque singing with Marius van Altena and Dr. Rebecca Stewart at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She soon joined the vocal ensemble conducted by Dr. Stewart, later to become Cappella Pratensis, and participated in many concerts and radio recordings. Her time with Cappella Pratensis has been a great influence on Chiyomi's vocal technique and musical ideas.

As a soloist with lutenist Toyohiko Satoh, and from 1982 onwards as a member of his ensemble ALBA MUSICA KYO, she has performed extensively in Europe, Canada and Japan. After spending much of her life abroad, she moved back to Japan in 2001 and started researching the connection between western and eastern music. Since this time she mainly recorded projects that bring together these seemingly different musical and aesthetic worlds.

Chiyomi Yamada (山田千代美) is a Japanese singer (soprano) focusing on Early Music and ancient Japanese vocal traditions. Chiyomi Yamada was born in Kyūshū, the southern island of Japan. In 1980,... read more »
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Chiyomi Yamada
山田千代美

Chiyomi Yamada (山田千代美) is a Japanese singer (soprano) focusing on Early Music and ancient Japanese vocal traditions.

Chiyomi Yamada was born in Kyūshū, the southern island of Japan. In 1980, after graduating from the Kunitachi Music College in Tokyo, she came to Holland. Here she studied baroque singing with Marius van Altena and Dr. Rebecca Stewart at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She soon joined the vocal ensemble conducted by Dr. Stewart, later to become Cappella Pratensis, and participated in many concerts and radio recordings. Her time with Cappella Pratensis has been a great influence on Chiyomi's vocal technique and musical ideas.

As a soloist with lutenist Toyohiko Satoh, and from 1982 onwards as a member of his ensemble ALBA MUSICA KYO, she has performed extensively in Europe, Canada and Japan. After spending much of her life abroad, she moved back to Japan in 2001 and started researching the connection between western and eastern music. Since this time she mainly recorded projects that bring together these seemingly different musical and aesthetic worlds.

Toyohiko Satoh - YUGEN - Cover Yugen
Works by Toyohiko Satoh. With Chiyomi Yamada and Walter van Hauwe. Chiyomi Yamada - soprano Walter van Hauwe - recorders Toyohiko Satoh - lutes The Japanese word YUGEN is usually defined as “an awareness of the universe that triggers...
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Kurofune - Chiyomi Yamada - Toyohiko Satoh - CD - Cover Kurofune - Songs from the Black Ships
A musical journey into the 16th and 17th centuries between Europe and Japan. Japanese Soprano Chiyomi Yamada (山田千代美), accompanied by lutenists Toyohiko Satoh and David van Ooijen, performs songs from the European Courts and Japanese...
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