Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra soloist Tyler Wottrich

Recently appointed to the faculty at North Dakota State University, pianist Tyler Wottrich has developed a career of unusual breadth as a pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and teaching artist. A current fellow of Ensemble ACJW (a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the NYC DOE), Wottrich performs frequently at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Brooklyn Public Library, and his performances have been broadcast on classical radio stations including Chicago’s WFMT, Cleveland’s WCLV, Minnesota’s MPR, and Michigan’s WMNU.
      Wottrich received the Emerson String Quartet’s Ackerman Prize for Chamber Music in 2011 and appeared in “The Song Continues” at Carnegie Hall after garnering an honorable mention in the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. He has also been a vocal coach at Opera North, Music Academy of the West, Art Song Festival, and Stony Brook University.
      Wottrich studied with Lydia Artymiw at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in both music and mathematics. He recently completed a D.M.A. at Stony Brook University, where he studied with Gilbert Kalish and received a Staller Scholarship.

This bio last updated May 27, 2014.