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Misa Ikeoutsi

Soloist, Soprano
Born in Japan, Misa Ikeoutsi took her first singing lessons in Tokyo. In 1968 she won a scholarship from the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo and went to study lead and oratorio at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Later on she won other scholarships from the German government and from the honors sections for singers of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. She received a distinction in the Maria Callas international competition. Ikeoutsi was a soloist in Theater Ulm. She studied German opera and oratorio with Maria Stader. In Greece, she participated in concerts with the State Orchestra of Athens, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Greek Radio and Television (ERT). She taught voice at the Athenaeum Conservatory and was one of the founding members of the soloist vocal ensemble The Singers. In addition, she has been a voice professor at the Greek National Conservatoire in 1986, and also at the Kontaly Conservatory, Halandri, Athens. Her students included D. Tiliakos, L. Toumaras, C. Antoniou, Mary- Ellen Nesi, etc. She collaborated with the GNO in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons, taking part as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute].