Pianist Tyler Wottrich has developed a successful career spanning chamber music, ballet, opera, art song, and gospel. He received the Emerson String Quartet’s Ackermann Prize in 2011 and has been heard on classical radio stations including Chicago’s WFMT, Cleveland’s WCLV, Minnesota’s MPR, and Michigan’s WNMU. Tyler has performed with artists such as violinist Jorja Fleezanis, the Pacifica Quartet, and Bolshoi prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, as well as with Grammy Award–winning African-American choral group Sounds of Blackness. Tyler appeared in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall after winning honorable mention in the 2011 Marilyn Horne Song Competition, and has been a vocal coach at the Music Academy of the West, Opera North, and Art Song Festival.

Tyler graduated from the University of Minnesota summa cum laude with degrees in both piano performance and mathematics, and earned a master’s degree from Stony Brook University. He has studied with Gail Olszewski and Lydia Artymiw, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Stony Brook with Gilbert Kalish. As part of his Ensemble ACJW program, Tyler teaches in the Bronx at the Pelham Academy of Academic and Community Engagement.