OFFICAL BIOGRAPHY


Japanese-Canadian soprano Ai Horton is praised for her pure, crystalline tone and versatility as a performer. Her varied concert repertoire spans several centuries, including Medieval plainchant, baroque solo cantatas, traditional Japanese Minyo, and contemporary works such as Luciano Berio's sound documentary: A-Ronne for eight amplified voices. She is a regular performer with Pacific Opera Victoria as a part of their Opera Etc. programs, and worked with the company to produce "Tenebris," a video presentation using Pergolesi's Stabat Mater to tell a personal story of struggle with mental health. Ai holds a Bachelor's of Music in Secondary Music Education and Voice from the University of Victoria, and aims to create community and belonging through shared musical experience as both a performer and an educator. Ai has been awarded numerous scholarships for her excellence in music, including the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship which enabled a period of advanced vocal study in Salzburg at the Universität Mozarteum. Ai is currently undertaking her Masters in Early Music Vocal Studies as a Holland/Excellence Scholar at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.