Born in Tel Aviv, Liora Maurer joined the Metropolitan Opera as an Assistant Conductor during the 2008-2009 season. She has prepared a wide variety of repertoire at the Met, from the new productions of L’elisir d’amore and Rigoletto to the American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. Recent Met highlights include the HD telecasts of Aida and Turandot and the new production of La Traviata. She recently appeared in concert with tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in a benefit for the Conservatorio de Musica de San Juan in Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining the Met, Ms. Maurer was an Assistant Conductor at New York City Opera from 1997 until 2010. She was the recitative accompanist for several productions, including Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Viaggio a Reims. Ms. Maurer has also worked with Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Opera Omaha, New Israeli Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA and was the official pianist for the 2014 George London Foundation competition.
Liora Maurer was on the faculty of IVAI (International Vocal Arts Institute) since 1994. She has performed all over the world, including Israel, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Japan, Italy, Perú, and Puerto Rico.
In 2015 she became the Associate Artistic Director of Canto Vocal Programs. Liora Maurer is a graduate of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and received a Master of Music degree in Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music. She has won numerous awards, and a merit scholarship from the America - Israel Cultural Foundation.