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Lachlan Glen

Instructor, Special Topics in Opera

Australian pianist, conductor, and producer Lachlan Glen performs around Australia, Europe, and the United States, at venues including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.

As a pianist, he has performed with various ensembles throughout Australia, Europe, and the US in works ranging from Liszt's Concerto No. 1 in E-flat to David Gillingham's Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Wind Orchestra. He has also been featured live on national television in Australia (The Morning Show) and is often heard on both local and national radio in Australia, Europe, and the US. His album of American art song, entitled Stopping By (with tenor Kyle Bielfield), debuted at #5 on the iTunes New & Noteworthy Classical Charts and #24 on the Billboard Classical Music Chart, and was re-released on the Decca label.

As a vocal coach, conductor and répétiteur, Glen has served on the music staff of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Music Academy International, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, International Vocal Arts Institute, Castleton Festival, and Chautauqua Institution.

In the past five years Glen has produced national tours in both Australia and the US; multiple solo and collaborative albums; the Operative podcast (available on iTunes) on which he has interviewed Renata Scotto, Richard Bonynge, George Shirley, Rufus Wainwright, and other influential figures in the classical music industry; and Schubert & Co., a NYC festival that performed the complete Schubert songs in 35 recitals over a single season (2012–13). He also accompanies leading young singers of his generation and has conducted two full performances of Die Fledermaus at the Trentino Music Festival, Italy.

Born in Sydney, Australia, his early interest in composition has resulted in national awards and the performance of his orchestral work Daintree Overture at the inaugural Aurora Contemporary Music Festival 2006 (Matthew Hindson, Artistic Director). Always an entrepreneur at heart, he founded a successful baking business at age 13 while simultaneously pursuing studies on the viola and performing as orchestral keyboardist and percussionist in Sydney. Glen is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program ('15), The Juilliard School (MM '13) and Rutgers University (BM, Mason Gross School of the Arts, '11), and maintains a private vocal coaching studio in New York City.