Francisco Miranda is the Artistic Coordinator, pianist and Associate Conductor of Vocal Productions NYC, which has produced eleven operas including Don Giovanni, The Flying Dutchman, Iolanta, and The Tales of Hoffmann. This Fall, in celebration of the company’s fifth anniversary, Mr. Miranda will make his operatic debut, as conductor, in a production of Don Giovanni. He has also collaborated with other companies in performances of Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and Verdi’s Rigoletto.
An avid proponent of Spanish and Latin American Music, he has performed works of this genre in his solo and two-piano recitals throughout the world. In 2007, he was invited to Japan to perform rare Spanish and Argentinean two-piano compositions, such as Carlos Guastavino and Manuel Infante, including his own two-piano arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Invierno Porteño.
Mr. Miranda began piano lessons at age four with his father, Chilean pianist and protégé of Claudio Arrau, Mario Miranda. He received a piano scholarship from Greenwich House Music School to study with Germán Diez, another Arrau’s protégé. He has also participated in master classes of Sarah Davis Buechner, Leslie Howard, Constance Keene, and Jeffrey Swann.
Mr. Miranda is making his conducting debut with Litha this evening.