Has worked as conductor and coach at: Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Washington Opera, and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Assisted conductors Claudio Abbado, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jiří Blohlávek, Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Robert Spano, Richard Bonynge, and many others. Founder and artistic director of Opera Slavica, which is devoted to presenting full productions of masterworks by Russian, Czech, and Polish composers and providing singers with no background in these languages with the training to sing, read, and translate them. Assistant professor, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.
BM, piano performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; MM, piano performance, research, and literature, Eastman School of Music.