Pianist and coach John Arida has been praised as “an ardent accompanist… catching fire in the accompaniments and in the solo piece” by The Washington Post. His relationships with some of classical music’s most esteemed performers, including Julia Bullock, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Isabel Leonard, Megan Marino, Nicholas Phan, Ailyn Perez, and Sir James Galway, have led to international recital engagements across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Notable venues include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Kennedy Center.
John begins his 2021 summer season with in-person concert engagements alongside Isabel Leonard, Julia Bullock, and Miles Mykkanen. Beyond the concert hall, John joins the music staff at Lakes Area Music Festival and is a member of the inaugural artistic team at Emberlight Festival, spearheaded by tenor Miles Mykkanen.
Mr. Arida has assisted notable conductors John DeMain, Evan Rogister, Speranza Scappucci, Emmanuel Villaume amongst others. He has been a member of the music staff of several U.S. companies and festivals including the Juilliard School, Washington National Opera, Central City Opera.
John Arida has held fellowships at the Aspen Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West. He holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School.