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A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, pianist Craig Terry has launched an international career performing with some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists. Currently Mr. Terry is in his tenth season as Assistant Conductor, and has recently been named Music Director of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Previously, he served as Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera after joining its Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Terry has performed with such esteemed vocalists as Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe, Christine Brewer, Nicole Cabell, Sasha Cooke, Eric Cutler, Joyce DiDonato, Giuseppe Filianoti, Denyce Graves, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, Joseph Kaiser, Quinn Kelsey, Kate Lindsey, Ana Maria Martinez, Danielle De Niese, Susanna Phillips, Luca Pisaroni, Patricia Racette, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Hugh Russell, Bo Skovhus, Garrett Sorenson, and Amber Wagner.

Mr. Terry’s 2014-2015 season schedule includes recitals with Stephanie Blythe, Christine Brewer, Joyce DiDonato, Brian Jagde, Ana Maria Martinez, Luca Pisaroni, Patricia Racette, Hugh Russell, and Heidi Stober as well as chamber music concerts with members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. He has recently been named Artistic Director of “Beyond the Aria,” a new concert series presented by the Harris Theater in collaboration with the Ryan Opera Center and Lyric Unlimited. The inaugural 2014-15 season of four concerts includes performances with Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe, Bryan Hymel, Brandon Jovanovich, Quinn Kelsey, Ana Maria Martinez, Bo Skovhus, and Amber Wagner alongside four current members of the Ryan Opera Center: J’nai Bridges, Anthony Clark Evans, Will Liverman, and Laura Wilde. Mr. Terry’s discography includes three recently released recordings: “Diva on Detour” with Patricia Racette, “As Long As There Are Songs” with Stephanie Blythe, and “Chanson d”Avril” with Nicole Cabell. He was also featured in a “Live from Lincoln Center” national broadcast on PBS with Stephanie Blythe in April 2013.

Mr. Terry received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University, continued his studies at Florida State University and received a Masters of Music in Piano Performance/Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of pianist Warren Jones.

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