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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.
Ravinia Festival, 2011-present
Indiana University, 2011-present
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
— San Francisco Examiner