Bin Yu Sanford
Stephanie Larsen/Dr. and Mrs. Miguel Miro-Quesada/ Ms. Lynn Des Prez Fellow
About the artist:
A second-year HGO Studio artist from Seoul, Bin Yu Sanford has established herself as a solo pianist, vocal coach, and chamber musician. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, Yu Sanford will serve as coach for The Snowy Day, The Magic Flute, and Turandot. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season, she served as coach for The Impresario and The Making of The Snowy Day, an Opera for All. She also appeared with HGO Studio singers in recitals and other performances and served as coach for My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music. Yu Sanford earned her Doctor of Musical Arts 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. From 2017 to 2020, Yu Sanford served as a graduate assistant in the opera department at CCM. 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 canceled due to COVID-19.
HGO appearances: Coach for The Snowy Day, The Magic Flute, and Turandot. She will also appear with HGO Studio singers in recital and other performances. Second-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Coach for The Impresario, The Snowy Day, and My Favorite Things. She also appeared with HGO Studio singers in recital and other performances.