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 soloist, 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 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. During his time at the Met he has worked with the world’s leading singers as accompanist, coach, and recitative accompanist including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Karita Mattila, and Nadine Sierra.
A participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, Mr. Wagorn has also been engaged as Staff Coach at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, and serves on the faculty of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute directed by Pinchas Zukerman. He has also been a guest coach at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and at the Glyndebourne Festival’s Jerwood Young Artist Program. He made his solo recital debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2009, and 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 has recorded with New York Philharmonic principals hornist Phil Myers and harpist Nancy Allen, and Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni. He also performs regularly with flutist Carol Wincenc. Mr. Wagorn is also on the advisory board of the Hildegard Behrens Foundation and the Time In Children's Arts Initiative.
Mr. Wagorn holds degrees in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada, the University of Ottawa, the Mannes College of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He is a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and serves on the faculty of Mannes College of Music.