Bin Yu Sanford
Underwriters: Stephanie Larsen and Lynn Des Prez/Valerie and Miguel Miro-Quesada
About the artist: Korean native Bin Yu Sanford has established herself as a solo pianist, vocal coach, and chamber musician. Yu Sanford earned her master of music in solo piano performance and an artist diploma in opera coaching at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Recently, she was selected as one of the vocal piano fellows at Music Academy of the West, where she worked on Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain. Since 2017, Yu Sanford has been serving as a graduate assistant in the opera department at CCM. During her time at CCM, she has worked as a rehearsal pianist and coach for Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff, The Bartered Bride, La Clemenza di Tito, La Calisto, The Turn of the Screw, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, and Ariodante. She was the first prize winner of the Pennsylvania MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition. In the summer of 2020, she was scheduled to join the Glimmerglass Festival as an apprentice pianist, however the festival was cancelled due to COVID-19.
HGO appearances: Coach for Carmen (COVID-19 cancellation), The Snowy Day, La Cenerentola (COVID-19 cancellation), and Breaking the Waves. She will also appear with HGO Studio singers in recital and other performances. First-year HGO Studio artist.