Yohji Cantar Daquio (she/her) arrived in America from the Philippines in 2013. Singing has defined her since she was a toddler, and she has continued to perform throughout her life. This year, Ms. Daquio won first place for the Euterpe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany as well as performed as The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She was also invited to sing a concert for Polish Artist, Janusz Kapusta, and received a standing ovation and review from Poland Daily News. Recently, Ms. Daquio won first prize for the Century Opera Aria Competition in addition to receiving raving reviews from Voce Di Meche, stating “It takes a gifted singer to make it interesting. She succeeded. We were floored.”
Other past accomplishments include performing in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with On Site Opera, singing the soprano soloist for Bach’s cantata Liebster, Jesu, mein Verlange with Mannes Chamber Music Ensemble, winning first prize at the Lucine Amara Art Song Competition in New York City, and performing as a soprano soloist with Encore Opera, previously known as Opera Providence.
In 2017 and 2018, Yohji Cantar Daquio sang in the Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert with the American Ballet Orchestra alongside Latonia Moore, James Valenti, and other accomplished artists. In 2016, she debuted at Carnegie Hall with HaZamir Choral Foundation. Ms. Daquio is now a second year Master’s student at Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Mr. Arthur Levy.