Vlad Iftinca is currently part of the 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera music staff roster and is also the Staff Music Coach for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Born in Romania, he received his primary education at Reina Sofia School of Music and the Real Conservatorio in Madrid, Spain. He pursued additional studies at the Mannes School of Music and The Juilliard School in New York.
Mr Iftinca has collaborated with distinguished singers such as Deborah Voigt, Hei-Kyung Hong, Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Shenyang and Isabel Leonard. Recent recital appearances include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Conservatory, the Seoul Performing Arts Center, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Minnesota Beethoven Festival and the Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars” recital series. At the Met, he has worked under the baton of prestigious conductors such as James Levine, Sir Andrew Davis, Valery Gergiev and Marco Armiliato.
Mr Iftinca has been part of the music staff at the “Renata Scotto Opera Academy” in Westchester, New York, and from 2004 to 2006 he collaborated with “Regina Resnik Presents” performing in San Francisco and New York.
Upcoming engagements include the “2011 Beijing Music Festival”, Master Classes in Mexico City, “Opera on the Avalon” in St John’s, Canada followed by recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall, California, Utah and Florida.