Kevin Murphy

PIANIST/VOCAL COACH/CONDUCTOR

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Kevin Murphy

Pianist Kevin Murphy, a leading figure in the world of classical vocal music, has served as director of coaching and music administration for Indiana University Opera Theater and professor of practice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2011.

Tucson Desert Song Festival
Artistic Advisor, 2013-present
Ravinia Festival
Director of Ravinia Steans Music Institute Program for Singers, 2011-present
Indiana University
Professor of Collaborative Piano; Director, Music Administration for IU Opera Theater, 2011-present
New York City Opera
Director of Music Administration, 2008-2011
Opéra national de Paris
Director of Musical Studies, 2006-2008
The Metropolitan Opera
Assistant Conductor, 1996-2003
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""MORGEN (HEIDI GRANT MURPHY)" OP. 27, NO. 4"
Richard Strauss
""SON (DREAM) (HEIDI GRANT MURPHY)" OP. 38, NO. 5"
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""BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME (NATHAN GUNN)""
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""CHANSON TRISTE (MICHELLE DEYOUNG)""
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Director of Progra...
Steans Music Institute

Ravinia Festival, 2011-present


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Indiana University, 2011-present

Biography

Pianist Kevin Murphy, a leading figure in the world of classical vocal music, has served as director of coaching and music administration for Indiana University Opera Theater and professor of practice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2011. He recently joined Professor Anne Epperson at the Jacobs School of Music in creating a new Collaborative Piano Program. In 2011, he was appointed Director of the Program for Singers at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and 2013-2014 marked his first season as Artistic Consultant for the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Previously, Murphy was director of music administration and casting advisor at the New York City Opera (2008-2012) and director of musical studies at the Opéra National de Paris (2006-2008).

Murphy was the first pianist and vocal coach invited by Maestro James Levine to join the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, and from 1993 to 2006 he was an assistant conductor at the Met. In his capacity as a member of the Met’s music staff, Murphy played continuo harpsichord for many productions and toured Japan with the company. Murphy also performed in Carnegie Hall with the Met Chamber Ensemble and Met Orchestra and has frequently played chamber music with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In addition to his on- and off-stage partnership with his wife, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, Murphy has collaborated in concert and recital with artists such as Lawrence Brownlee, Kathleen Battle, Nathan Gunn, Elina Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, Cecilia Bartoli, and Frederica von Stade
"Kevin Murphy is in the vanguard for Americans who have turned song accompaniment into an art. The pianism was so absorbing, the singer's entry seemed like an intrusion. There can be no finer compliment."
— San Francisco Examiner

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