Adjunct Lecturer, Piano.
Argentinean born Jorge Parodi has worked as coach and repetiteur at the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Opera Company of Philadelphia, Connecticut Grand Opera and Bohéme Opera (NJ). He has collaborated with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and coached and performed at the Lake George Opera Festival. He is a guest coach of Opera Tampa Apprentice Program, directed by Sherrill Milnes.
Jorge Parodi is the Vocal Coach of The Juilliard School's Pre-College Division. He has been an Associate Coach and an Accompanist in the Department of Vocal Arts since 1998. As the Vocal Coach/Assistant Conductor of the Brooklyn College Opera Theater he is in charge of the musical preparation of their main-stage productions, most recently the world premiere of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied.
He is an Adjunct Professor at New York University. A frequent Music Director of its opera productions, he conducted the New York premiere of Giovanni Bononcini's Camilla, for which he reconstructed, orchestrated and edited the score. Other conducting credits at NYU include Riders to the Sea (Vaughan-Williams) and A Game of Chance (S. Barab). Future conducting engagements include Dido and Aeneas at Manhattan School of Music and The Rape of Lucretia with The Baltimore Sinfonietta.
Mr. Parodi is a faculty member of the International Vocal Arts Institute, working regularly at the Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, one of the world's foremost summer opera training programs. One of the highlights of his long association with IVAI was being the music director of the Israeli premiere of Poulenc's La Voix Humaine. Also with IVAI he was a Vocal Coach at the Nagano Opera Master Class (Japan) and at the Inaugural Opera Master Class in conjunction with the China National Opera (Beijing). He is also currently a faculty member of the International Institute of Vocal Arts, an opera study program in Chiari, Italy; and of V.O.I.C.Expeience, a vocal workshop under the direction of Sherrill Milnes.
He conducts the Domenico Zipoli Ensemble, comprised of a diverse group of world-class musicians, which main purpose is to ensure the preservation and performance of Latin American Baroque music. With the Zipoli Ensemble he conducted the American premieres of Siete Palabras de Cristo en la Cruz by Spanish composer Francisco García Fajer, and Misa de Infantes by Italian-Mexican composer Ignacio de Jerusalem (XVIII century).
A prizewinner at the Bienal de Arte de Buenos Aires in 1993, Mr. Parodi completed studies in Piano Performance and Conducting at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Buenos Aires. He received his Masters degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan as a scholarship student of the eminent accompanist, Martin Katz.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed widely throughout Argentina, the United States, Canada, Israel, Italy and Spain. He participated in the recording of the complete edition of the music for piano by Muzio Clementi with the German label, Aurophon. He is also featured in recordings for Albany Records and MSR Classics.