Chris Reynolds
(He/Him) American pianist Chris Reynolds has made a name for himself as both a soloist and a collaborator. He is currently the ensemble pianist for the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School.
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Chris Reynolds

In addition to being a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, he is currently in his third season at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as ensemble pianist for the Ryan Opera Center. At Lyric he has assistant conducted Verdi’s Macbeth, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and this season will prepare the premiere of Proximity, a triptych of new operas by Caroline Shaw, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and John Luther Adams. This season he heads to San Francisco Opera to prepare Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten, as well as both a Kennedy Center Recital and recording for Deutsche Grammophon with soprano Emily Pogorelc. Last season, he made his virtual debut with L.A. Opera in a recital with tenor Andrew Owens, as well as recently completing the run of Intimate Apparel, a new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage at the Lincoln Center Theater. Recent performances include those at Bayreuth, Carnegie Hall, and Tanglewood as well as collaborations with WQXR, the Kyoto Summer Music Festival, and National Sawdust. He is a three-time winner of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital Auditions, which has led to recitals in Alice Tully Hall with soprano Felicia Moore, mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze, and mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey. He has been a fellow at both SongFest and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has worked at the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater as an opera coach/répétiteur. He has given a series of lecture-performances at Columbia University (on Schubert’s Winterreise) and Union College in Schenectady (on Liszt’s Piano Sonata and thematic transformation). During the summer of 2016 he joined the faculty of the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt, Germany. This October he releases his debut album, Past is Prologue, on Lexicon Classics, featuring all his own solo piano transcriptions of music from Schumann to KPop. 

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