‘Regeneration’ Rehearsal/Performance Pianist, Collaborative Pianist, Vocal Coach, ‘La Voix Humaine’ Pianist
Frances Thielmann, of Vancouver, completed her master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Toronto where she studied with esteemed pianist, Steven Philcox. She also holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction in piano performance from the University of Victoria. In 2018, she was selected to be an Art of Song fellow at Toronto Summer Music, where she trained with Julius Drake and Christoph Prégardien. Frances has studied a broad range of repertoire at other programs, including the Franz Schubert Institute, and Opera NUOVA. She was an apprentice coach with the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal for one year, and is currently completing her second year in the COC ensemble studio. She was invited to the Music Academy of the West this summer, where she will spend the summer training before she joins Edmonton Opera as Head Coach.