Thomas Muraco/Conductor

Thomas Muraco/Conductor

Thomas Muraco “is simply one of the finest collaborative artists before the public today; his contributions were models of complete support and specific understanding; they were songs without words.” (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe)

“From behind his podium, it is he, the star of the evening. He animates the music masterfully, and infuses everything he does with poignancy and sentiment.” Le Devoir, Montréal (Idomeneo).

Mr. Muraco’s performances in major concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia reflect his command of a repertoire remarkable for its complete range of musical styles, periods and forms. He has been praised for his insightful interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Debussy.

Highlights of his career include appearances at The White House, the Library of Congress, the Aspen, Banff, Bermuda, Casals, Cincinnati May and Ravinia Festivals; and on recital series at New York’s major concert halls and at museums, universities and cultural centers throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

In addition to his busy performing schedule, Mr. Muraco has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is presently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music where he trains pianists in the art of accompanying and coaching, as well as singers in all aspects of the art.

He regularly adjudicates competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and has been the chairman of the jury of the annual international vocal competition held in Vivonne, France in October each year.

He has recently conducted Faust for Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY as well as Lakmé in Tel Aviv and La Bohème, La Traviata, and Carmen at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Muraco also had the honor of assisting in the preparation of performances and a recording of La Bohème under the direction of Leonard Bernstein.

In the summer of 2012 in Siena, Italy he conducted both Orlando of Händel and Suor Angelica of Puccini; and in the summer of 2013 he coached at the Santa Fe Opera, and The Banff Centre.