Ken Noda is musical assistant to James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera, where he began
working in 1991. He studied with Daniel Barenboim and performed as soloist with such
orchestras as the Berliner Philharmoniker; Vienna, New York, Israel, and Los Angeles
philharmonics; London, Boston, Chicago, and National symphony orchestras; San Francisco
Symphony; The Cleveland Orchestra; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Orchestre de Paris;
and Philharmonia Orchestra, under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim,
Riccardo Chailly, Rafael Kubelík, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, and André Previn.
He has also collaborated as a chamber musician with Maestro Levine, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas
Zukerman, Nigel Kennedy, and the Emerson String Quartet; and as an accompanist to Kathleen
Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Aprile Millo, Kurt Moll, Jessye Norman, Matthew
Polenzani, Dawn Upshaw, and Deborah Voigt. Mr. Noda has been a regular participant at the
Marlboro Music Festival since 1999 and taught for four summers at the Renata Scotto Opera
Academy at the invitation of Ms. Scotto. At the Met, he devotes much of his time to the
training of young singers in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and also gives
master classes at The Juilliard School.