Natalia Katyukova has been a Vocal Arts faculty member since 2016. She is an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and is a coach at the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Katyukova has performed with singers such as Bryn Terfel, Irina Arkhipova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Paul Appleby. She has played and taught at festivals and summer programs including Ravinia and Tanglewood and has appeared in recital throughout the U.S., Russia, Germany, Italy, Finland, and Japan. She previously served on the faculties of Texas Wesleyan University, the University of Fine Arts (Russia), and the Conservatory Claudio Monteverdi (Italy). She is winner of the MTNA National Piano Competition (U.S.), the International Piano Competition (Spain), and the Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Italy). Her performances have been broadcast on WFMT Chicago, All-Russian Radio, Radio Bavaria, and SWR (German SouthWest Radio). Katyukova studied at Moscow State Conservatory, Juilliard, and the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Her teachers have included Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger, Ken Noda, and Lev Naumov.