Rich Coburn is a freelance pianist, vocal coach, and organist based in Montreal. He has appeared in recital throughout Canada, the United States, Italy, France, Austria, and China. He has worked as a coach at L’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and Opera McGill, as well as Music Director at Cowtown Opera. He is currently Music Director and Organist at the Anglican Parish of St. Lawrence.
A recent graduate of McGill’s Artist Diploma program studying collaborative piano with Michael McMahon, Rich also holds a Masters and a Bachelors (from McGill and the University of Calgary), as well as an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto diplomas. He is an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Centre, Music Academy of the West, as well as the Franz Schubert Institute.
Rich is fascinated by the compositional procedures of the very late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and passionate about discovering and performing new music. His favourite musical experience is playing two piano repertoire with his twin brother.