Japanese soprano Eriko Hashimoto was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1992.
She started her singing studies at a very young age, and graduated from the University of Music in Kunitachi in 2014. She continued her studies with Maria Bianca Casoni and Luca Gorla, and obtained her Master’s degree with full marks from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan in 2020. In 2021, Eriko joined the AMO academy (Operastudio of Teatro Coccia in Novara). She perfected her studies under the guidance of soprano Manuela Bisceglie.
Eriko was Annina in Traviata at the Teatro Pro Loco in Borgosesia (2015); she was Suora Infermiera in Suor Angelica under the direction of Aldo Salvagno and Renato Bonajuto (part of the Tones on the Stones Festival, 2017). In 2019, Eriko was Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Carcano in Milan under the direction of Giuseppe Montesano and Mattia Testi. Also that year, she collaborated as a solo soprano in the Krönungsmesse (Mozart) under the direction of Amedeo Monetti. In 2021 she was Cendrillon in Viardot’s Cendrillon, directed by Teresa Gargano.
Eriko’s concert activity ranges from the lyrical to the chamber and sacred repertoire.
Since October 2021, Eriko is a member of the International Opera Academy in Ghent.