Faculty Profile:
Michael McMahon



Credits in this year's Festival:

Head of Collaborative Pianist Program

Coach

20th year on Faculty with NUOVA


Previous NUOVA Festival Credits:

2017 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2016 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2015 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2014 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2013 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2012 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2011 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2010 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2009 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2008 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2007 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2006 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2005 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2004 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2003 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2002 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2001 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
2000 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach
1999 - Head of Collaborative Pianist Program & Coach





Biography

Pianist Michael McMahon has performed regularly throughout Canada, in Europe, Japan and the USA with singers such as Catherine Robbin, Karina Gauvin, Measha Brueggergosman, Gordon Bintner, Marianne Fiset, Lyne Fortin, Dominique Labelle, Wendy Nielsen, Maureen Forrester, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Annamaria Popescu, Joseph Kaiser, Nathan Berg, Brett Polegato, Benjamin Butterfield, Philippe Sly, Daniel Taylor, Kimy McLaren, Michael Schade, Russell Braun, Richard Margison & Gerald Finley. Following his studies at McGill University in Montreal, he completed his musical education in Vienna at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst and the Franz Schubert Institute, and in Salzburg at the Mozarteum. During this time, he studied with such legendary artists as Erik Werba, Hans Hotter, Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, and Kim Borg. In addition to his active performing schedule, Michael McMahon is a Professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal. He has had long associations with l'Atelier lyrique de L'Opéra de Montréal, Opera NUOVA the Orford Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked regularly as a vocal coach. He is also often asked to give Masterclasses for singers and pianists, and is a resident artist at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria and the C.O.S.I. Summer Opera program in Italy. He has made numerous broadcast recordings for the English and French networks of the CBC, as well as for the BBC, RBTF, Radio Suisse Romande, and Radio France. His recordings on the Marquis, CBC , Atma, and Analekta labels have met with critical acclaim, including Juno nominations and the Prix Opus. He was also a judge and vocal coach for the award winning television series “Bathroom Divas”. In 2012, Michael McMahon was honoured with a Ruby Award by Opera Canada for his contribution to music in Canada.