Pianist Vladimir Soloviev, BMus’13, joins Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio

Photo via COC Ensemble Studio website

Vladimir Soloviev, BMus'13 (Performance - Piano) is one of two emerging artists selected to join the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) Ensemble Studio in their 2021-22 season. The COC Ensemble Studio is a development program that has launched the careers of nearly 230 Canadian opera professionals.

“Our newest members are incredibly skilled and passionate artists who were drawn to opera,” says Liz Upchurch, Head of the COC Ensemble Studio. “As a pianist, Vlad’s musicality and elegance is striking.”

Soloviev has performed around the world; as a collaborative pianist, he has worked with Classic Lyric Arts Opera Studio, Highlands Opera Studio, UofT Opera School, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. He’s also recently worked as a teaching artist with the COC’s Opera Makers community programming and remains actively involved as music director at Trinity United Church in Newmarket, Ontario.

While at Western for his undergraduate studies, studying with Professor Emeritus John-Paul Bracey and Assistant Professor Brett Kingsbury, Soloviev won each of the student competitions available at the time – the Fred Pattison Piano Competition, the Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition, and the London Scholarship Foundation Competition.

Read full media release (via Canadian Opera Company, July 27, 2021)

Related links

About the COC Studio Ensemble

Keyboard faculty listing at the Don Wright Faculty of Music 

Opera at Western