Wolf Trap Opera, Music Director - Studio Artist Program
GRANT LOEHNIG, pianist, vocal coach, and administrator, serves as Head of Music Staff at Opera Philadelphia and Wolf Trap Opera, where he is additionally Music Director of the Studio Artist program. He works regularly as music staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera Philadelphia and currently serves as a Master Opera Coach on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.
In recital, Mr. Loehnig has collaborated with artists including Susanne Mentzer, Morris Robinson, Albina Shagimuratova, Paul Groves, and Marcus DeLoach. Recently released recordings include art songs of Karim Al-Zand and a premiere recording of songs of Carlisle Floyd with Susanne Mentzer. For his work as chorus master for Wolf Trap Opera, Opera News praised his “finely honed, spirited chorus.” He also prepared the chorus and small roles for Houston Symphony’s performances of Wozzeck, awarded the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
Mr. Loehnig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Masters of Music degree in vocal accompanying from Manhattan School of Music. He is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Music Academy of the West, and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Before joining the Curtis faculty, Mr. Loehnig served on the Opera Studies faculty of Rice University in Houston.
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