- Coaching, Vocal Arts
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Born in N.Y.C.
Artistic director/co-founder, New York Festival of Song (premiere season 1988-89); programmer/translator/pianist/arranger of over 130 programs. Recital accompanist for Cecilia Bartoli, Jessye Norman, Wolfgang Holzmair, Renée Fleming, Samuel Ramey, Susan Graham, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Dwayne Croft, Paul Groves, Susanne Mentzer, June Anderson, Arleen Augér, Roberta Peters, Kurt Ollmann, and others. Recordings: Koch, Grammy winner 1990; New World, Grammy nominee 1989 and 1999; Nonesuch; Albany; RCA; Musicmasters. Recorded repertoire includes works of Ives, Gershwin, Weill, Blitzstein, Busoni, Granados, Wolf, Kern, and Rorem (Evidence of Things Not Seen, premiere). Master classes around the U.S. in song repertoire. Feature writer, Opera News, since 1996. Guest faculty/recitalist, Wolf Trap Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Festival, San Francisco Opera. Faculty, SUNY-Purchase, 1986-94; Aspen Music Festival, 1978-81.
Degrees and Studies
BA, Yale U., summa cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa. Piano with Miriam Gideon, Alexander Farkas, Paul Jacobs, Martin Isepp.