YOHJI CANTAR DAQUIO – arrived in America from the Philippines in 2013. Singing has defined her life since she was a toddler. She has had roles in operas and sung in many voice recitals and competitions. This year, she won the silver prize for the Euterpe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany and The Amadeus International Music Awards in Vienna, Austria. This September, she will be premiering a new Opera as The Nightingale in “Song of the Nightingale”, by Tien and Despain commissioned by OnSite Opera in New York City performing at the Brooklyn Commons, Manhattan West, and Brookfield Place. She debuted as The Queen of the Night from “Der Zauberflöte” by Mozart with Mannes Opera. This Summer, she sang Marguerite from “Faust” by Gounod and as the titular role in “ThaÏs” by Massenet as a young artist with CLA. In May, She performed in the ensemble for the production of "Il Tabarro" by Puccini at South Street Seaport Museum in New York. She was also invited to sing a concert for Polish Artist, Janusz Kapusta, and reviews from Poland Daily News and Nowy Dzennik News.
In 2022, she won first prize for the Century Opera Aria competition and at the Lucine Amara Art Song Competition in New York City. Ms. Daquio was recently a soprano soloist with Encore Opera. Ms. Daquio presented a recital "Music in the Garden: Encore Concert" in partnership with Mile of History Association and Providence Preservation Society. She is now finishing her Master’s degree at Mannes School of Music under the tutelage of Mr. Arthur Levy.
Ms. Daquio is also a proud Schmidt Young Artist and to be in the board of directors for an up-and-coming opera company called "Aria Opera" in the New England Region.