American pianist Michael Sikich is an active song recitalist and répétiteur based in London. A native of Santa Barbara, California, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Cadogan Hall and on broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2018 in a recital of American music celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta. Michael joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2020, where he has worked as chief répétiteur on productions including Rigoletto, La traviata, Tosca, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni conductors Antonio Pappano, Antonello Manacorda, Oksana Lyniv, and Constantin Trinks. Michael was winner of the grand prize ‘Eugène Pannebakker Lied Duo Award’ with Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano, at the 53rd International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. He is also a prizewinner of the International Helmut Deutsch Lied Competition and recipient of the piano accompaniment prize at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he completed post-graduate studies with Julius Drake. He has also studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria. He is an alumnus of the Solti Accademia, the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Franz Schubert Institute, and the Banff Centre.