Kirill Kuzmin, senior coach

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Kirill Kuzmin is a Grammy-nominated collaborative pianist and vocal coach. He is currently principal coach at Houston Grand Opera. In the summer of 2023, he will be joining Wolf Trap Opera and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Mr. Kuzmin’s recital appearances have included San Francisco Symphony and War Memorial Opera House, Opera America in New York, Balliol College in Oxford, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A Russian native, Mr. Kuzmin spent three years with the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. While in Moscow, he also served as pianist and coach for multiple operatic undertakings by the acclaimed Moscow Philharmonic.

Mr. Kuzmin holds degrees in piano performance from the Moscow Conservatory, and in collaborative piano from the Moscow Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he studied with renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz.