Mutsumi Hatano started her career as a singer with lutenist Takashi Tsunoda with the programme of lute songs of J.Dowland in 1991 and since then have captured the hearts of the audience with her pure expressive voice and elegant charm.
She finished her postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music, London with E.Hawes after her training at the University of Miyazaki, Japan. She is a busy concert performer in Japan and abroad. Since 1994, she toured for Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia India, Korea and many other countries, as the lute song duo, as a soloist of "Bach Collegium Japan" and a vocal guest of early instruments ensemble "Tablatura". She is also particularly identified with the music of contemporary composers of her native Japan, who is a frequent collaborator of Michio Mamiya, and sung his "Serenade No. 3" for the "Hùn Qiáo; Bridge of Souls" world premiere with Yo-Yo Ma at Minnesota in May 2001.
Mutsumi is also captivated in performing in Baroque Opera. She played Dido in "Dido and Aenes" by Purcel, Phèdre in "Hyppolyte et Aricie" by Rameau, Idamante in "Idomeneo" by Mozart.
Her discography includes; lute song "Sorrow stay" "The Sally Gardens" "Ancient songs", Spanish song "Cancion Espanolas", works of Monteverdi "Vespere" "Sacred songs on Monteverdi", Japanese songs "Beautiful Japanese songs".