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About Hugh Murphy

Hugh Murphy

Hugh Murphy s a highly respected New York City-based conductor, pianist and vocal coach whose recordings and performances have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, Opera News Magazine, Fanfare Magazine, and The American Record Guide. His conducting has been praised for it’s musical sensitivity and attention to detail, and featured on-line by PBS and Channel 13’s Sunday Arts Weekly Showcase.

Hugh coaches professional classical vocal artists who appear with the world’s leading conductors, orchestras and opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, the Paris Opéra, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. He has held coaching positions with the Santa Fe and Wildwood Opera companies, served on the faculty of the New School’s Mannes College of Music in New York, and as a Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music.

His first love is art song, and he appears as a collaborative pianist throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is an adjudicator of the prestigious Leider Competition sponsored yearly by the Liederkranz Society of New York. He is co-founder and Musical Director of Apollo’s Banquet, an ensemble of dancers and musicians that presents eighteenth-century choreographic masterworks in concert. The New York Times has called their concerts “sophisticated and beguiling”.

Hugh Murphy is a tenured Professor of Music and a co-founder of the innovative and highly successful Opera Performance/Vocal Studies program at Purchase College, State University of New York where he coaches and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in German and French Art Song, Operatic Literature and Styles. At Purchase, Maestro Murphy has conducted six operas named “Best Opera of the Year” by the National Opera Association, including works from the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Mr. Murphy is a tenured Professor of Music and a co-founder of the innovative and highly successful Opera Performance/Vocal Studies program at Purchase College, State University of New York where he coaches and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in German and French Art Song, Operatic Literature and Styles. At Purchase, Mr. Murphy has conducted six operas named “Best Opera of the Year” by the National Opera Association, including works from the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

2017 will be Hugh’s 10th year on the faculty of “Si parla, si canta,” and he will be with us for all eight weeks.

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