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. She obtained the Master’s Degree in 2020 from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan with full marks. In 2021 she became part of the AMO academy, Operastudi of Teatro Coccia in Novara. She perfected her studies under the guidance of soprano Manuela Bisceglie.
In 2015 she was Annina in Traviata at the Teatro Pro Loco in Borgosesia. In 2017 she was Suora Infermiera in Suor Angelica under the direction of Aldo Salvagno and Renato Bonajuto (part of the Tones on the Stones Festival). In 2019 she 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 Mozart’s Krönungsmesse under the direction of Amedeo Monetti. In 2021 she was Cendrillon in Viardot’s Cendrillon directed by Teresa Gargano. Her 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.