Tetsutaro Shimizu graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts and completed its postgraduate course. He has garnered numerous prizes, including First Prize in the 33rd Iizuka Music Competition, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize, the 2017 Sakai Tokitada Music Prize, and the 2018 Hyogo Prefecture Arts Encouragement Award. He was also a finalist in the 82nd Music Competition of Japan. He has performed with leading Japanese orchestras, including the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with orchestras in Russia and Europe such as the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.
Shimizu has sung as a soloist in a wide range of concert repertoire, including Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Haydn's Creation Mass, Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Handel's Messiah, and Bach's St. Mathew Passion, St. John Passion, and Christmas Oratorio. He has appeared in numerous operatic productions, including Carmen, La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff, Ikuma Dan's 'Yuzuru,' Othello, and Salome. In 2017, he performed as Loge in the Biwako Hall production of Das Rheingold, and in 2018 his performance as Captain Trifon Petrovich in Eugene Onegin for the NHK Festival received much critical acclaim. In 2019, Shimizu made a guest appearance on NHK-FM's "Recital Passio." He is currently a member of Music Arts Hyogo, a registered soloist with the Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble, and a member of the "Biwako Super 4 Tenors." He currently serves as a part-time lecturer at the Kyoto City University of Arts, Osaka College of Music, Kyoto Women's University, and Kyoto Municipal Horikawa Senior High School of Music.
This is his first appearance at PMF.