Toru completed his undergraduate studies in 2008 at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He went on to receive a Master’s degree, focusing on the Lieder genre. Toru has a particular affection for German Lieder. The lyric baritone has been a member of the Nikikai Opera Master Class, and is now a member of the Bach Collegium Japan. At the moment he’s working on expanding his opera repertoire. In 2009 Toru was awarded second place in the Yu-Ai-Lied Competition, and in 2012 he released his first CD.
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro "Hai già vinta la causa / Vedrò mentr'io sospiro"
The aria from the Semifinal Concert of NEUE STIMMEN 2013