Maiko Souda (soprano)


Maiko Souda graduated with a bachelor’s degree in piano and a master’s of music in opera at Tokyo

Collage of Music. She started studying piano and ballet at the age of three.

She has been awarded high prizes in numerous competitions, including the All Japan Musicians’ Association

Competition (2000), Soleil Vocal Competiton (2002), Concert Vivant Audition in both

piano and soprano sessions, and Omagari Auditition (2006).


She is a member of Tokyo Nikikai, the largest opera foundation in Japan and has been performing

various roles in operas, including Adina in L’elisir D’amore, La Contessa in The Marriage of Figaro,

and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She has also performed Eliza in the musical My Fair Lady.

She has been based in New York since 2011 and studied at The Juilliard School under Maestro

Vincent La Selva. Currently, she studies privately under Maestro Francisco Casanova.


Ms. Souda participated in the Sixth Annual Circle Wind Concert held at Merkin Concert Hall in

September 2013, and the Second Japan-US Chorus Festival held at Carnegie Hall in October 2013

as a solist for “Memorial Processional.”