Koji Terada was born in Japan. He recently graduated from the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) where he studied with Prof. Rudolf Piernay. He has also studied with Pierre Vallet, Mark Packwood, David Gowland and Yasuo Horiuchi.
Koji has won many prizes in major Japanese singing competitions and on the international stage. He received third prize in the 7th Elena Obraztsova International Competition and first prize in the 2011 Clonter Opera Prize where he also won the audience prize.
His opera appearances include Guglielmo Così fan tutte, understudy of Schaunard La Bohème, excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro at Saito Kinen Festival, Fiorello and Ufficiale Il barbiere di Siviglia, understudy of Dancaïre Carmen, Figaro Le nozze di Figaroand Gil Il segreto di Susanna.
Most recently he has performed Le Baron Chérubin, Arsenio Spinalba, Vicar Albert Herring, Marquis de la Force Dialogues des Carmélites and Robert Iolanta at the GSMD, Marcello La Bohème in the British Youth Opera and Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor at Clonter Opera.
A soloist in ‘German Requiem’ by Brahms and Short Works; the role of Ser Amantio Gianni Schicchi in the Wexford Festival Opera.