ほさか夏子 HOSAKA NATSUKO プロフィール 






2016年にリリースした「調剤室コンサート」の収録曲、“Je suis malade〜灰色の途”の動画に、ドイツ、フランス、イタリア等、欧米から賞賛のコメントが集まり注目され始めている。

Natsuko Hosaka Profile

Born in Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture, in 1956. Blood type is O.

From 1980 to 1990, she was active mainly in the chansonnier “Ginpari”, which produced Maki Asakawa, Akihiro Miwa, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, and Yukari Kaneko. After Ginpari closed, she couldn’t find her own path, so she suspended her singing activities. In 2010, she met a producer and a new team of musicians, and in 2016, she released her New album in 34 years, returning to the starting line.

The first half of her life can hardly be described as an innocent and healthy childhood. A mother fleeing her husband’s domestic violence. Starting with her parents’ divorce, she suffered from extreme food allergies as a child, unexplained migraines from early elementary school, and although she transferred to a middle school in Tokyo for treatment, she was bullied and stopped going to school. She lived in a dormitory in high school, but she could no longer stand it and transferred to a high school in Yamanashi, then ran away from home. She returned to high school in Tokyo, but from that time on, the mother and daughter’s lives were interspersed with a series of relocations.

Her first encounter with music was in chorus. Her chorus club, which she entered in the upper grades of elementary school, won the NHK Chorus Competition Prefectural Tournament. When she was absent from school in her third year of junior high school, she found herself in Shin-Okubo’s “Philharmonic Chorus.” She touched chanson for the first time at the chanson cafe she went to when she was in high school. One of her regular customers is a professional, and she started singing while working part-time at his recommendation. In 1980, she made her debut at Ginpari and attracted a great deal of attention. In 1982, she released the album “Ai wo motomete (To find love)” on the Ginpari label. She continued to sing for several years, but was never able to reach the level of Miwa and Kaneko, and Ginpari closed its doors. She gave up singing for a while.

On the recommendation of a friend, she began singing. With new encounters, his soul was ignited. The video of “Je suis malade”, a song from the “Tiny Pharmacy Concert” released in 2016, began receiving comments of praise from Europe and the United States. The number of audiences who come to live has also increased.

Please pay attention to the future of Natsuko Hosaka’s singing full of emotion that transcends genres.