Alexander Soloway is a pianist/vocal coach entering his second year with the Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera. Previously, Alexander was part of the Ensemble Studio at the Canadian Opera Company from 2019 - 2021. This year, he makes his Metropolitan Opera music staff debut as an assistant conductor for The Magic Flute.
As a collaborative pianist, he has won awards including the Best Pianist Prize in the 2021 Marilyn Horne Song Competition and the 2019 Festival Classica International French Mélodie Competition. He has performed extensively across North America and Europe, including numerous appearances as an accompanist at Bruno Walter Auditorium in New York, as a member of the Aeolus Trio at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, and as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. As a multi-faceted musician comfortable in many genres, he has premiered contemporary opera shorts with Tapestry Opera, served as music director for musical theatre pieces like Cabaret and Spring Awakening, and worked as a harpsichordist with Opera Atelier.
Alexander is a graduate of The University of Toronto where he studied with Marietta Orlov, and McGill University, where he studied with Ilya Poletaev and Michael McMahon. As a graduate student, he was the recipient of the Graduate Excellence award, as well as two Austrian Musical Society Awards. He is also an alumnus of The Music Academy of the West, The Schubert Institut, The Orford Academy, and several other prestigious festivals.