Ghenady Meirson

Vocal Coach, Russian Repertoire

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Ghenady Meirson graduated from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied piano with Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and accompanying with Vladimir Sokoloff.

In 1982, Mr. Meirson wrote a singer’s handbook entitled Do Sing in Russian and began to focus on Russian vocal repertoire. He prepared many artists for opera, oratorio, recitals, and recordings, and helped such organizations as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Singers and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

In 1996, Mr. Meirson founded, a membership-based network for independent music teachers. Now a leader in its niche, the network helps teachers attract private music students across the United States and Canada.

In 2011, Mr. Meirson founded Russian Opera Workshop (, a top-tier independent summer program based in Philadelphia. The program attracts aspiring opera singers and professionals from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Russian Opera Workshop repertoire includes Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), Romeo & Juliet (Fragment), The Maid of Orleans, and Mazepa; Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and Francesca da Rimini; Anton Rubinstein’s The Demon, Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka, and Borodin’s Prince Igor.

Ghenady Meirson is a faculty member of both the Academy of Vocal Arts and Curtis Institute of Music.