Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
Deborah Robertson is a pianist from Missouri currently in her first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This season, she will prepare and perform in the Program's Patron Concert of opera scenes, annual spring recital series held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the Met Orchestra Workshop. Later in the season, she participated in the Program’s exchange program with the Académie de l'Opéra National de Paris, where she and fellow Lindemann Artists took part in coachings and performances with the Paris Opera. Her recent operatic engagements include The Rape of Lucretia with the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, Carmen with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Giovanni at Opera Williamsburg, and Dialogues des Carmélites and Gregory Spears's Fellow Travelers at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. An avid recitalist, she has collaborated extensively with local and academic organizations to produce innovative programs that are accessible to all audiences. Most recently, she worked with curators Carrie-Ann Matheson and Nicholas Phan on a program titled Metamorphosis: Recovery, Renewal, and Rebirth as part of her tenure in the Merola Opera Program. Notable accolades include third place at the 2021 NOLA Chamber Fest and the National Federation of Music Clubs' Virginia Allison Collaborative Award. She is an alumna of Opera Fest Sewanee, the Collaborative Piano Summer Institute, and the Young Artist Vocal Academy at Houston Grand Opera. She holds degrees in piano from Brigham Young University and Louisiana State University, where she graduated with honors, and an Artist Diploma in Opera Coaching from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.