Brian Zeger has been artistic director of The Juilliard School’s Vocal Arts division since 2004 and a Juilliard faculty member since 1993.
One of today’s leading collaborative pianists, he has performed with many of the world’s greatest singers including Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, Anna Netrebko, René Pape, Bryn Terfel, Joyce DiDonato, Denyce Graves, and many more in an extensive concert career that has seen him perform in premiere concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. Also active as a chamber musician, Zeger has been a regular guest at many summer festivals.
Zeger has taught and given masterclasses for numerous institutions and served for 10 years as the artistic director of the song program at the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival and recently completed eight years as the executive director of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program.
He has numerous recordings available and his critical essays and other writings have appeared in publications including Opera News, the Yale Review, and Chamber Music magazine. He has made frequent appearances on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts and has adjudicated many prominent competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Concert Artists Guild auditions, the Walter W. Naumberg Vocal Competition, and Richard Tucker Music Foundation Auditions.