Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), completed the Graduate course of the same. Won the 1st prize in the 6th Japan-Italy vocal contest. Went to Italy as an Italian Government’s scholar, and completed Opera Institute attached to La Scala of Milano and also Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. After having won Prizes in the International vocal contest of Lonigo Teatro Comunale, Merano International Debut contest and others, won a prize in Toti Dal Monte International Vocal contest and made her debut in ‘Don Giovanni’ at Treviso Teatro Comunale. After that, performed at one after another of important Opera Theatres in Northern Italy, and was appraised highly in the local newspaper reviews.
In the area of religious music, sang in Santa Cecilia Main Hall in Rome with its orchestra, and also sang as a solo in the concert at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. In TV/radio, appeared in many programs of former East German National TV, RAI(Italian National Radio) and other commercial broadcasting.
In recitals and concerts, performed actively in Rome, Milano and other places in Italy,and charmed a large audience by her rich singing performance with her full musicality.
In Japan, appeared in opera performances of Fujiwara Opera Company, NHK FM programs and gave many concerts in various parts in Janan and was valued higly.
In 2014 released 2 CDs : ‘Kuniko Kikkawa Tosti’s song Collection’ accompanied by Shigeto Yamagishi (piano) and ‘Kuniko Kikkawa Classical World’ accompanied by Takehiko Yamada (piano).
Continued to be very active, giving recitals at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo and PAC (Performing Arts Center) in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, which were very favourably accepted by the audience.
In the area of music education, served as a tutor in Nikikai Institute of Italian songs, and tries to pass on with great efforts her singing technique accumulated in more than 30 years of experiance in Italy under the tuition of ultra/super artists and tutors. Also tries to pass on her natural vocalization which supported her long career as a singer to amateur song lovers , and enjoy the pleasure of singing together.