Pianist and composer Stéphane Mayer has quickly been establishing himself as one of Canada's premier up and coming artists. A recent graduate of the COC ensemble, Stéphane has served as a rehearsal pianist and member of music staff for Norma, The Magic Flute, Louis Riel, Arabella, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Anna Bolena, Eugene Onegin, Cosi fan Tutte, La Boheme and Otello at the Canadian Opera Company. He has served as an opera répétiteur for productions of The Marriage of Figaro and Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera NUOVA) and Don Giovanni (Opera McGill). As a piano accompanist, he studied with noted interpreters of German Lied, including Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Julius Drake, Andreas Schmidt and Roger Vignoles at the Franz-Schubert Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Mr. Mayer also participated in the presentation of two world premieres: The Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera) and Ours (Opera on the Avalon). Last season, he collaborated with noted librettist Joel Ivany on an adaptation of Rossini's La Cenerentola entitled WOW Factor, for which he provided original music. Mr. Mayer's music has also been included in numerous recitals at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts as well as featured at The Future of Art Song Symposium at the University of Toronto. A graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Stéphane also worked as a vocal coach and accompanist at Western University.