Award-winning accompanist, coach and conductor, Alden Gatt has played and conducted at many prestigious opera houses, including the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, Opera Leipzig, San Francisco Opera, and The Dallas Opera. Having worked alongside such renowned conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Simone Young, Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle and Emmanuel Villaume, Mr. Gatt has also appeared a collaborative pianist with many well-known artists, including Isabel Leonard and Wallis Giunta, in such venues as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, WNYC’s Greene Space, the Messiaen Festival, and in Leipzig’s historic Mendelssohn House as part of the prestigious Bach Festival. During his three seasons as vocal coach at Opera Leipzig, Mr. Gatt conducted and performed with the world-renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Alden Gatt is the recipient of numerous awards, including first place in: the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, the Southwest Florida Symphony Concerto Competition, and the Naples Music Club Competition. Fluent in French, Italian, German, and Mandarin Chinese, Mr. Gatt earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied solo piano with Barry Snyder. He studied the art of accompaniment with Warren Jones, Martin Katz, John Fisher, John Churchwell, and Tamara Sanikidze.