Shigeko HATA began her studies in Japan and was awarded first prize at the Osaka French Song Competition in 1998. A pupil of Peggy Bouveret at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris since 2001, she graduated in 2005 with distinctions and entered the postgraduate class. She has participated in masterclasses with Nathalie Stutzmann, Margreet Honig, Janine Reiss, Hartmut Holl, Teressa Berganza and Ruben Lifschitz. Acclaimed for performances in the title role of Mozart’s Zaide at the Opera de Rouen in 2006, she is now regularly invited by the major French orchestras and music theatres. As a soloist she performed with the Ensemble Intercontemporain for the world premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s Scene for an Opera in 2006. In 2005, she won the Nadia et Lili Boulanger Prize of Duo Piano and Voice with the greek pianist Karolos Zouganelis. In 2009 she won the Duo Prize in the International Competition of French Song in Toulouse (France) with the French pianist Michael Guido.Accompanied by the greek pianist Karolos Zouganelis, she recorded a recital composed of German Lieder and French Melodies (Wolf, Brahms, Capelet, Poulenc) , supported by the Sponsorship of the Societe Generale.She works since 2009 with the “Magnifica” brass quintet, with whom she has just realized a new recording project. She also took part to the integral recording of Albert Roussel’s melodies, directed by Francois Le Roux.In 2010 she participated to contemporary music premieres, such as the Japanese premiere of the Six Melodies for Soprano and Orchestra by Heinz Holliger, according to texts by poet Christian Morgenstern, with the Nagoya Philarmonique Orchestra directed by the composer himself, and the creation of Imademo by Czech composer Ondrej Adamek, during the “Musiques a Marseille” Festival.
Among her future projects she will sing the Messiah of Haendel as well as a new creation of Adamek Ondrej in the Besancon Festival, in Lyon and at the Ircam in Paris.