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Ronny Michael Greenberg
Co-Chair, Collaborative Piano Fellowship Program | Vocal Coach
Pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg has been heard in opera houses and concert halls around the world. Most recently he went on tour with Tenor Pene Pati in Italy and New Zealand performing in Milan, Florence, San Bonifacio, Auckland, Tauranga and Waikato. His other performance experiences include guest soloist appearances with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and concerts at the historical Steinway Hall, the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, and the Schubert Hall at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Mr. Greenberg is an active member of San Francisco Opera’s Music Staff where he serves as rehearsal pianist and vocal coach. Over the last four seasons he has worked on Two Women, The Barber of Seville, Die Zauberflöte, Carmen, Aida, Rigoletto, Turandot, La Traviata, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci and Arabella. In 2019, he will be featured as harpsichordist for Handel’s Orlando and will return for two fall productions (season announcement in the New Year). Other companies he has collaborated with include Opera San Jose, Opera Parallèle, Townsend Opera and Yale Opera.
A proud Merola Alumnus, Mr. Greenberg is honored to launch 2019 as Assistant Conductor for the opera workshop on Jake Heggie’s ‘If I Were You’ commissioned by the Merola Opera Program. He has been appointed as the 2019 Merola Gala Auction Co-chair and will present recitals at the University Club in the spring and fall featuring Merola alumni.
Mr. Greenberg has also served as guest pianist for the San Francisco Ballet and was featured on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House performing Valses Poeticos by Granados at their 2017 Season Opening Gala. Since then he has assisted on TheNutcracker,Sleeping Beauty, Frankenstein, and the Unbound festival. Other experiences include playing Schubert’s Impromptus Op.90 for the world premiere of James Sofranko’s Homing in SFDanceoworks’ Season 3 and playing for the San Francisco Opera Dance Corps.
Mr. Greenberg is in demand as an entertainer and has performed for the Human Rights Watch, Bread Project, Salesforce, David Gockley Celebration Dinner, and several private events (see Booking). Equally passionate about chamber music, he and violinist Elizabeth Castro Abrams regularly perform as Duo Ladino. While the duo focuses on Spanish and Gypsy music, they always seek to engage their audience with colorful and enticing repertoire, all while serving fundraising efforts for homelessness and women’s rights organizations.