Renowned for her pure, luminous, rich soprano, persuasive performances and dramatic ability, Arianna Zukerman is considered one of the premiere vocal artists of her generation. An artist in demand internationally for concert and opera performances, Ms. Zukerman is also an avid chamber musician, and regularly collaborates with some of today’s foremost chamber players. The Washington Post says “Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make any soprano jealous.”
The 2017 –’18 season includes concerts with the Defiant Requiem Foundation singing the concert, Hours of Freedom and a staged reading of the new play Mass Appeal, 1943; the Mozart C Minor Mass with the Richmond Symphony; the Verdi Requiem with the True Concord Choir and Orchestra (AZ); a recital with tenor, Vale Rideout, baritone, Bob McDonald and pianist, Joy Schreier for the Classics on Hudson concert series in Hudson, NY; Così fan tutte with the National Phiharmonic and a concert at the Millennium Stage for the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.
Ms. Zukerman is the featured soloist on the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated 2013 Naxos recording of James Whitbourn’s oratorio, Annelies: the first major choral setting the Diary of Anne Frank. The Guardian (UK) praised her performance on the CD ̧ stating, “Arianna Zukerman sings with subdued beauty.” She sings the work often including notably, the New York City premiere of the work at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in the Spring of 2014.
In addition to her performance schedule, Ms. Zukerman is the Chair of Vocal Studies at the Wintergreen Music Festival and Academy and is the Festival’s Advisor for Vocal Programming she is also an Associate Director and faculty member at the Potomac Vocal Institute in Washington, D.C. She served on the faculties of Bel Canto in Tuscany in Greve in Chianti (2017), at the Catholic University of America teaching Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre from 2008 – 2017 and at the University of Maryland for the fall semester of 2016 for Delores Ziegler who was on sabbatical. She also regularly gives master classes internationally.
Her students have won first prize in some prestigious competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra's Masters Concerto and Aria Competition (Minneapolis, MN.)
Some of the programs her students have been accepted to include the following graduate and summer music programs: Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, UCLA, Oberlin in Italy, the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program, the Miami Music Festival, Teatro Nuovo, Castleton Young Artist Training Program, Opera Studio Weimar, Music Academy International, OperaWorks, Opera Singing and New York, and Prague Summer Nights.
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Canadian pianist and vocal coach Bryan Wagorn serves as Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera, and regularly performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia as pianist, chamber musician, and recital accompanist to the world's leading singers and instrumentalists.
In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Wagorn made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Assistant Conductor in their new production of Falstaff. He has performed with James Levine and the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall as solo pianist and chamber musician, and in recital for the George London Foundation, the Marilyn Horne Foundation and Richard Tucker Foundation, and also serves on the music staff of the Glyndebourne Festival. At the Metropolitan Opera he has worked on productions with singers including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming, Feruccio Furlanetto, Nadine Sierra, and most of the world's leading operatic singers.
A participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, Mr. Wagorn has also been engaged as Staff Coach at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, and has served on faculty of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute directed by Pinchas Zukerman. He made his solo recital debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2009, and has since made over a dozen Carnegie Hall appearances. He has performed two extensive tours with Jeunesses Musicales de Canada, and performed chamber music with members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. He recorded with Elmira Darvarova and Philip Myers a disc of Brahms and Amanda Maier for the Urlicht label.
Mr. Wagorn holds degrees in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada, and the University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Music), the Mannes College of Music (Masters of Music), and the Manhattan School of Music (Doctorate of Musical Arts). He is a former graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.