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Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

Bin Yu Sanford

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Dr. Bin Yu Sanford is a Korean collaborative pianist currently in her first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. During the 2023–24 season, she played and conducted the Program's Patron Concert of opera scenes and annual spring recital series held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Additionally, she served on the music staff for Lohengrin and Die Zauberflöte at San Francisco Opera and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Atlanta Opera. Recent operatic engagements include Tosca and Susannah at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and La Traviata at Wolf Trap Opera. While a member of the Sarah and Ernest Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio, she served as a coach and pianist for Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Tosca, and Turandot, as well as newer works such as Javier Martínez's El Milagro del Recuerdo and the world premiere of Joel Thompson's The Snowy Day. An avid performing artist, she has appeared at the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club, Rienzi Museum, Cullen Theater, Digital Series of Houston Grand Opera's Studio Recitals, and Houston Grand Opera's Giving Voice Gala Concert. She is an alumna of the Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program, the Music Academy of the West, and Wolf Trap Opera Coaching Fellowship. She holds degrees in piano performance from Seoul National University, West Chester University, and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she also earned an Artist Diploma in Opera Coaching.


Seoul, South Korea

Met Debut

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