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Ken Noda

Noda, Ken

Ken Noda is Musical Advisor to the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. After a 28-year tenure, he retired from his full-time Met position as a coach and teacher in July 2019. He is a guest coach at the Carnegie Hall/Weill Music Institute, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center. From 2020 through 2023, he coached a Mozart/da Ponte opera cycle in Salzburg conducted by Sir András Schiff that will be repeated from 2026 through 2028 in Vicenza, Italy. He studied piano with Daniel Barenboim and in his first career as a piano soloist, played with the Berlin, Vienna, Israel, New York, and Los Angeles Philharmonics; the London, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal Symphonies; as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Cleveland Orchestra, and L’Orchestre de Paris under Abbado, Barenboim, Chailly, Kubelik, Leinsdorf, Levine, Mehta, Ozawa, and Previn. He has collaborated in chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Nigel Kennedy, Cho-Liang Lin, and the Emerson String Quartet, and as vocal accompanist to Paul Appleby, Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Ying Fang, Ryan Speedo Green, Kate Lindsey, Tamara Mumford, Aprile Millo, Erin Morley, Lisette Oropesa, Ailyn Pérez, James Morris, Kurt Moll, Jessye Norman, Matthew Polenzani, Morris Robinson, Russell Thomas, Dawn Upshaw, and Deborah Voigt.