Ghenady Meirson

Russian Repertoire Coach

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Ghenady Meirson graduated from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied piano with Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski and accompanying with Vladimir Sokoloff.

In 1982 he wrote a singer's handbook entitled Do Sing in Russian and began to specialize in Russian vocal repertoire. He has coached countless artists for opera, oratorio, recitals, and recordings; and worked as a Russian language coach for such organizations as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Singers, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

In 1996 Mr. Meirson founded PrivateLessons.com, a membership-based network that connects the public with independent music teachers. In 2011, he founded Russian Opera Workshop, an independent summer training program for aspiring and professional opera singers.

Also a faculty member of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Meirson joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1990.