Eric Sedgwick, Collaborative Pianist
Eric Sedgwick is a pianist, accompanist and vocal coach whose clients have appeared on Broadway and in opera houses around the world. As a pianist he has appeared in concerts and recitals with Leona Mitchell, Sarah Rice, Marni Nixon and Thomas Stacy, as well as with numerous young rising talents, both singers and instrumentalists. He is on the coaching staff at the Manhattan School of Music, where for several years he has collaborated with singers in Catherine Malfitano’s performance classes, and he has also coached and music-directed several productions for the cutting-edge OperaWorks training program in southern California. He performs regularly with Opera Singers Initiatives, the Art Song Preservation Society of New York, the Stonewall Chorale and Broadway Concerts Direct. Recently he has served as accompanist for Cutting Edge Concerts’s productions at Symphony Space, as rehearsal pianist for Carnegie Hall’s Carmina Burana Project, and for concerts with Regina Opera and Riverfront Opera. Mr. Sedgwick holds a Masters degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an undergraduate in English Literature from Brown University, summa cum laude. He is a strong advocate of new music and has premiered works by several contemporary composers including Seymour Barab, J. Mark Stambaugh, Joelle Wallach, and Louis Hardin.