Bill and Melinda Brunger/Jill and Allyn Risley Fellow
Coach for Faust, the Verdi Requiem, and Götterdämmerung. HGO Studio artist (2015–17). Previously: Coach for Eugene Onegin (also Russian diction coach), The Little Prince, The Marriage of Figaro. Siegfried, and the world premiere of David Hanlon and Stephanie Fleischmann’s After the Storm.
About the Artist:
Moscow native Kirill Kuzmin began his piano training at the age of four. After graduation from the Moscow State Conservatory, he entered the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, and then worked for that company as a pianist and coach on numerous productions. In 2014–15, he served as an apprentice coach with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. He studied collaborative piano at the University of Michigan under Martin Katz. He has appeared in recital in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre Beethoven Hall and Carnegie Hall, where he collaborated on Marilyn Horne’s art song initiative, The Song Continues. In the summer of 2016, he joins Wolf Trap Opera as a coaching fellow, working on the company’s production of La bohème.