Argentinean pianist and conductor Jorge Parodi has worked as conductor, coach or repetiteur at the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), The Banff Centre (Canada), SIVAM (Mexico), Hofstra University, NYU, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Connecticut Grand Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, and Opera Tampa. He has collaborated with artists such as Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes, Julius Rudel, and Rufus Wainwright and he was assistant conductor to Maestro Lorin Maazel at the inaugural season of the Castleton Festival in Virginia.
He is Music Director of the Senior Opera Theater at Manhattan School of Music, where he also has led the Graduate Opera Scenes Program and served as Chorus Master on several productions. For the 2012 MSM Summer Voice Festival, he conducted a historically informed performance of Cavalli’s La Calisto.
Mr. Parodi is the Vocal Coach of Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, and a faculty member of V.O.I.C.Experience, a vocal workshop under the direction of Sherrill Milnes. He has been a long-time faculty member of the International Vocal Arts Institute, where he taught at the Nagano Opera Master Class (Japan) and at the Inaugural Opera Master Class in conjunction with China National Opera (Beijing). He has offered master classes at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) and the Escuela Superior de Canto (Madrid).
A prizewinner at the Bienal de Arte of Buenos Aires, Mr. Parodi completed studies in Conducting and Piano Performance at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música of Buenos Aires. He holds a Master’s degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan as a full-scholarship student of the eminent accompanist Martin Katz.