Vlad Iftinca - Coach & Accompanist
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Vlad Iftinca is currently part of the 2012-2013 Metropolitan Opera music staff roster and is also the Staff Music Coach for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He serves as Collaborative Piano faculty at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Born in Romania, he received his primary education at Reina Sofia School of Music. Mr. Iftinca has collaborated in recital with distinguished singers such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Deborah Voigt, Hei-Kyung Hong, Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Shenyang. Recital appearances include The 2011 Beijing Music Festival, Carnegie Hall “Great Singers” Recital Series, Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles Opera, the Seoul Performing Arts Center, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the “Virtuoso Series” in Salt Lake City, and the Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars” recital series. At the Metropolitan Opera he has worked under prestigious conductors such as James Levine, Joseph Colaneri, Maurizio Benini, Sir Andrew Davis, Valery Gergiev, David Robertson and Marco Armiliato. Mr. Iftinca has been part of the music staff at the Renata Scotto Opera Academy in Westchester, New York, and he collaborated with “Regina Resnik Presents” performing in San Francisco and New York. Recent engagements include the Metropolitan Museum of Art concert series with baritone Thomas Hampson and his conducting debut with The Juilliard School’s production of Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio and La scala di seta. As a part of the 2011-2012 Great Singers III: Evenings of Song recital series, Mr. Iftinca appeared with soprano Erin Morley at Carnegie Hall. Upcoming engagements include “Opera on the Avalon“ festival in Canada, Samling Foundation Master Classes in The United Kingdom, workshops in Mexico City and recitals in Atlanta, Boston and New York’s Carnegie Hall with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.