BA (2002) Macalester College
MM (2005) Manhattan School of Music
2267 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Grant Leohnig is Head of Music Staff of the Wolf Trap Opera Company, where he also serves as Music Director of the Studio Program. He has served as Chorus Master there for several productions, including a recent Rake’s Progress that waspraised by Opera News for its “finely honed, spirited chorus.”
Mr. Loehnig has also worked as an assistant conductor/coach with Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Symphony, American Opera Projects, Berkshire Opera, Centro Studi Lirica, and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program.
Mr. Loehnig is a graduate of the world-renowned Houston Grand Opera Studio, where he assisted on numerous productions and world premieres, while performing in the orchestras of Hansel and Gretel and Die Zauberflöte and performing onstage in La fille du régiment. Most recently, Mr. Loehnig assisted on the premieres of Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, written for Frederica von Stade, and his Pieces of 9/11: Memories from Houston. He has also premiered works by Stephan Paulus, Jorge Martín, and Karim Al-Zand.
His collaborative engagements include performances with St. Paul’s Schubert Club and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill and Zankel Halls. As a recital pianist he collaborates regularly with Susanne Mentzer, Marcus DeLoach, Albina Shagimuratova, and Maria Markina.
Recently he recorded with Suzanne Mentzer songs by American composer Carlisle Floyd, to be released on GPR Records through Naxos. He also can be heard as the solo pianist on the premiere recording of Lee Hoiby’s A Month in the Country, released by Albany Records.
Mr. Loehnig holds a BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with degrees in music, political science, and gender studies. He received his Masters of Music degree in vocal accompanying from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with renowned collaborative pianists Warren Jones and Thomas Muraco.