Martin Katz has been dubbed "the gold standard of accompanists" by The New York Times. His 40-year career has taken him to five continents, collaborating with the world's most celebrated singers in recital and recording. Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, David Daniels, and Karita Mattila are among his regular partners, and he has recorded for RCA, CBS, BMG, EMI and Decca labels.
He has led opera productions for San Francisco's Merola program, the BBC and Tokyo's NHK. His editions of baroque and belcanto operas have been performed in Houston, Ottawa, and at the Metropolitan Opera. Artur Schnabel Collegiate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Michigan, he has chaired the program in collaborative piano and coached vocal repertoire for singers and pianists alike.
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