ROBERT KOPELSON has appeared as piano soloist, collaborator, chamber musician and conductor on four continents over three decades. He has worked with such distinguished musicians as Dorothy DeLay, Cho-liang Lin, Robert McDuffie, Joel Smirnoff, Paul Doktor, Lillian Fuchs, Felix Galimir, Renata Scotto, Christa Ludwig, Mignon Dunn, Anna Moffo, Roberta Peters, John Aler, Paul Sperry, Jan de Gaetani, Pierre Bernac, Tito Gobbi, Alexander Kipnis, Lotte Lenya, Eleanor Steber and Jennie Tourel, and has accompanied the master classes of Hugues Cuénod, Evelyn Lear, Kim Kashkashian, Janos Starker and Itzhak Perlman. He has been an assisting artist at the Spoleto Vocal Institute, the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program (Greve in Chianti, Italy) and various festivals including Aspen and Tanglewood, and for numerous events produced by Carnegie Hall, including performances of Beethoven¹s Ninth Symphony under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He has also been a member of several chamber groups, including Associated Solo Artists, the Society for New Music and ChamberSong. His recorded work can be heard on BMG-Pläne Records. He has also worked extensively in the realm of opera and theatre. He has been Music Director of the Broque Opera Company, specializing in contemporary chamber operas and theatre pieces for young audiences, and of the American Bolero Dance Company, dedicated to the fusion of the classical and popular music and dance traditions of Spain, as well as Artistic Director of the Gotham Gilbert and Sullivan Society, which has mounted performances of all thirteen of the pair's operettas. He has also served as coach and assistant conductor with the Syracuse Opera Company, the Virginia Opera Association, the Goldovsky Institute and the Juilliard Opera Center, where he was the recipient of a grant from the National Opera Institute. A graduate summa cum laude of Harvard College, where he held the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Kopelson completed his education at the University of California at Berkeley, l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne) and the Juilliard School. His principal keyboard mentors have been Genia Robinor and Karl Ulrich Schnabel, but his indebtedness extends to many others, including Diana Graa, Jacob Lateiner, Bernhardt Abramowitsch, Irène Aïtoff, Freda Rosenblatt and Bertha Melnik. He has been on staff at the Lincoln Center Institute and the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and has been a faculty member of New York University and of the Syracuse University School of Music, where he was the architect and chairman of the Masters program in collaborative piano. Mr. Kopelson has also lectured and given master classes at the Yale School of Music, Loyola-New Orleans, Susquehanna, and Seoul City Universities, the Mannes College of Music, the Juilliard School and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam. He is currently on staff at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music.