Mariya Taniguchi was born on 26.05.1993 in Japan. In 2016 she received her Bachelor’s degree from the International University of Kagoshima where she studied voice with Uwe Heilmann. In March 2011 she was asked to sing the national anthem at the Japanese National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament.

Mariya Taniguchi began her Master’s degree in opera at the University Mozarteum Salzburg in the fall of 2016. She is studying with Kai Röhrig (musical director) and Karoline Gruber (scenic director) as well as voice with Barbara Bonney.