Ayako Tanaka was born in Kyoto where from an early age she received a comprehensive arts education. She started playing the piano and organ at age of three and won competitions at the age of 10 with both Instruments.
She lived in Vienna since her youth where she studied Voice with Sylvia Geszty and Edda Moser, and with Ernst Haefliger until his passing away in 2007.
At the age of 22 Ayako Tanaka made her début as Barbarina in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland. Subsequently she was engaged for the Role of Olympia in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" by the Volksoper Wien in Vienna and the Roll of Gilda in Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the State Opera Bourgas. Since 2012 Tour in Austria for the Role of Queen of the Night in "The Magic Flute" by W. A. Mozart.
Ayako Tanaka has also been active as a concert singer in Austria and abroad with various Orchestras and in different halls like Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Cadogan Hall (London) with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerensamble Kehl-Strasbourg among others and she performed the most virtuoso concert arias of Vocal repertoire - "Popolidi Tessaglia" KV 316, "Mia speranza adorata" KV 416, "Vorrei Spiegarvi, oh Dio" KV 418 by W. A. Mozart.
In 2012 she released her first CD entitled "Virtuosa Coloratura"
During the 2013/2014 Season, she was invited by the Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, to sing in that Country with "Símon Bolívar Orchestra".
Debut as Soprano in "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff in Wiener Konzerthaus.