Malaysian collaborative pianist and vocal coach currently residing in Michigan, USA.



Veneto Opera Summer School 2018

Bernard is involved for the first time as part of the music coaches faculty of Veneto Opera Summer School 2018, organised by Melofonetica, led by Italian coach Matteo Dalle Fratte.

International Lyric Academy

Bernard has been accepted into International Lyric Academy as one of their pianists/coaches for their summer programme in 2018. The Academy will be producing two operas through the programme: “The Magic Flute” by Mozart and “Suor Angelica” by Puccini.

Opera on the Avalon

From May to June 2018, Bernard will be involved in the summer festival of Opera on the Avalon as a Coaching Fellow, for the operas Tosca and As One. This programme will take place at Saint John’s, Canada.

Future Engagements


Schubert Fantasie for Violin and Piano

March 27th – Brookhaven, Ann Arbor, MI – Christine Harada Li, violin

Schubert Fantasie for Violin and Piano

April 4th – Glacier Hills, Ann Arbor, MI – Christine Harada Li, violin

Bethany Lancaster Harp Recital

April 6th – Cady Room, Stearns Building

Richard Aaron / Martin Katz studios recital

April 7th – Stamps Auditorium – English Songs

Opera on the Avalon

May 14-June 16 – St. John’s, Canada – Coaching Fellow

Birmingham, UK (June 25-July 9)

July 2 – THSH Verbunkos Trio in Recital – Milhaud, Khachaturian, Bartok – Yu-Mien Sun, violin; Luke Newby, clarinet

July 6 – Bournville Lunchtime Recital – Schubert’s Schwanengesang – Andrew Randall, baritone

[other details to be posted soon]

International Lyric Academy

July 10-31 – Vicenza, Italy – Pianist/Coach

Veneto Opera Summer School

August 5-20 – Bassano del Grappa, Italy – Music Faculty

“His playing combines secure reliability with an inquisitive imagination which manifests itself most sharply in matters of tone-colour, sensitivity of micro-timing in matching the singer, and an ability to maintain a sense of energy and flow without ever seeming mechanistic and unyielding.”

~ Robin Bowman

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