Andrea Van Pelt
Pianist coach, Canada
Andrea is a pianist and vocal coach from Toronto, Ontario. In 2019-2020 she was a member of Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera, and worked as assistant répétiteur on productions of La Traviata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and as music director and pianist on The Garden of Alice. In 2020-2021, Van Pelt’s activities include assistant rehearsal pianist on Le Nozze di Figaro (Opéra de Montreal) and rehearsal pianist on Riders to the Sea (BOP-I Musici de Montréal). She holds both a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano and a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto, and also a Masters degree in Piano Performance from McGill University. She is an alumna of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Accademia Europea dell'Opera, and Opera NUOVA. Van Pelt has also enjoyed working with Toronto City Opera, and as a vocal coach and accompanist at the University of Toronto.
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Andrea Van Pelt is generously sponsored by Carolyn Vogelesang and Robert Dancik.