Chinese-born pianist Erica Xiaoyan Guo has spent over a decade performing internationally as a solo pianist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Nymphenburg Palace, Temppeliaukion kirkko, and Musiikkitalo. Now a highly sought after collaborator in both opera and song, her repertoire includes Later the Same Evening, La finta giardiniera, Owen Wingrave, Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff, Partenope, The Bartered Bride, Proving Up, Le nozze di Figaro, and La bohème,as well as an extensive catalog of song repertoire.
Ms. Guo is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Pittsburgh Festival Opera. In 2021 she was an apprentice coach at the prestigious Merola Opera Program where she performed in a recital titled What the Heart Desires, as well as in Merola’s award-winning film, Back Home: Through the Stage Door, directed by David Paul.
Her upcoming engagements include the Schwabacher recital debut in the spring, as well as serving on the music staff at the Santa Fe Opera for the 2022 summer season.
Ms. Guo holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, a Master’s degree in solo piano performance from Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, and a Master’s degree in collaborative piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of Maryland. Her teachers include Rita Sloan, Kathleen Kelly, Cameron Stowe, Jonathan Feldman, Antti Siirala, and Solomon Mikowsky.