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Katelan Terrell

Katelan Trần Terrell

Pianist Katelan Trần Terrell has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera music staff since 2019. Prior to her appointment to full-time staff at the Met in 2021, she served for two seasons as opera coach and collaborative piano teacher at the Opera Academy of the Grand Theatre-National Opera in Warsaw, where she remains guest faculty. Ms. Terrell has also coached at the Tokyo International Vocal Arts Academy, the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, and at the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program. 

As a song recitalist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Morgan Library, The Red House, and Wigmore Hall, where she and tenor Matthew Swensen were the recipients of the 2019 Jean Meikle Prize for Best Duo at the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera International Song Competition.

Ms. Terrell received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music under Nelita True, and her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at the Juilliard School under Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, JJ Penna, and Brian Zeger. She is a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, where she studied with Diane Richardson and Warren Jones.