Pianist Julian Grabarek endeavors to create dynamic and impactful performances with his recital partners, whether they be solo vocalists, instrumentalists, small chamber groups, or choirs. He has performed a wide range of music from Schubert Lieder to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Equally comfortable in operatic repertoire, Mr. Grabarek was an apprentice vocal coach at the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco last summer where he coached Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Act 2 from Verdi’s Otello, and appeared in recital. His other production credits include, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges (University of Houston), Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (University of Michigan). Mr. Grabarek is an alumnus of the collaborative piano program at the University of Michigan. While at U-M, he served as a graduate assistant vocal coach and collaborative pianist. Engaged with local choral groups, Mr. Grabarek served as assistant conductor and pianist to the Plymouth Oratorio Society for two seasons, and prepared Handel’s Messiah with the Chancel Choir of Kirk in the Hills. Beyond Michigan, Mr. Grabarek appeared in recital at the Bellingham Music Festival in Bellingham, WA and was a student at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in 2022. Mr. Grabarek graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with degrees in Mathematics and Piano Performance.