A seasoned recitalist and orchestral soloist, pianist Christopher Cano has performed
across the US as well as in Europe, Mexico, Israel, and the Far East.
Mr. Cano has won numerous awards, including the Green Valley Scholarship Competition,
Emilio Osta Scholarship Competition, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists
Competition, and he is a recipient of the Theodore Presser Scholarship. He is also a
two-time winner of the University of Arizona President's Concert Concerto
As a collaborative artist, Mr. Cano has played in master classes for the late Fedora
Barbieri, the late Anna Moffo, and Marilyn Horne. As a studio pianist, Mr. Cano has had the
distinct privilege of working with some of the great artists and teachers of singing,
including Sherrill Milnes, Luciano Pavarotti, Marni Nixon, Patricia McCaffrey, Joan
Patenaude-Yarnell, Rita Shane, and Diana Soviero.
Mr. Cano has performed as a guest soloist and chamber musician at the Killington Music
Festival in Vermont, the Alamos Mexico! festival, and has participated and performed with
the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Blacksburg, Virginia. Mr.
Cano has been a member of the music staff at the Lyrique-en-mer festival in France, Toledo
Opera, San Diego Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Florida Grand
Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Mr. Cano has served on the faculties of the
Intermezzo Music Festival, Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Institute, and
V.O.I.C.Experience, a summer program for promising young singers in New York City, Orlando,
and Savannah under the direction of renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes.
Mr. and Ms. Cano reside in New York City. He serves on the vocal coaching faculty at
Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of renowned pianist Warren Jones.