Grant Loehnig

Grant Loehnig

Pianist and vocal coach Grant Loehnig serves as Head of Music Staff at Opera Philadelphia and is a Master Opera Coach on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. He works regularly on the music staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Aspen Opera Theater. He also frequently serves as a district judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

His recital credits include collaborations with Susanne Mentzer, Morris Robinson, Paul Groves, John Holiday, Will Liverman, and Marcus DeLoach. Recently released recordings include a premiere recording of songs of Carlisle Floyd with Susanne Mentzer, art songs of Karim Al-Zand, the premiere recording of David Hertzberg’s opera The Wake World, and the premiere of a piece by Tyshawn Sorey written expressly for countertenor John Holiday and Grant.

For over ten years Grant served as Head of Music Staff for Wolf Trap Opera, where he also served as a recitalist and chorus master. He prepared the chorus and small roles for Houston Symphony’s performances of Wozzeck, awarded the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

Grant is a graduate of Macalester College, Manhattan School of Music, Houston Grand Opera Studio, Music Academy of the West, and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Before joining the Curtis Institute faculty, he served on the Opera Studies faculty of Rice University in Houston.