Pianist and coach John Arida has been praised by The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer for his interpretative prowess. His relationships with some of classical music’s most esteemed performers have led to international recital engagements across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Notable venues include Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Aspen Music Festival and Tanglewood. Arida’s 2023/2024 season include recital appearances with Julia Bullock, Isabel Leonard, Samantha Hankey, and Jack Swanson along with a scheduled return to the Santa Fe Opera working with Harry Bicket. Arida has held fellowships at the Aspen Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West. He holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from SUNY Purchase. While maintaining a private studio in New York City, John is currently a full-time faculty member in the Vocal Arts division at the Juilliard School.