Sessional Lecturer, Opera, Voice Accompanist, Opera and Song
Repertoire, Vocal Accompanist
B.Mus. (Man.), M.Mus. (S.Calif.)
Music Building 318
Richard Epp is a well known Vancouver based pianist, accompanist, vocal coach, conductor and chamber musician. Mr. Epp is currently Music Director of the Opera Workshop at UBC for whom he has conducted Hansel and Gretel, The Merry Widow, The Magic Flute, La Finta Giardinera, Weisse Rose by Udo Zimmerman, Serse, Die Fledermaus, and The Gondoliers among many others. He is also currently the official pianist for the division auditions of the Metropolitan Opera Competition in Vancouver.
He was pianist for the Resident Artists Program of the Vancouver Opera for five years. He has also been on the faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music and was the Conductor of the White Rock Community Orchestra for nine years. Mr. Epp has toured Canada, the United States and Europe as a piano accompanist for singers, as a conductor, and as a chamber musician. He has appeared frequently in CBC recitals. Mr. Epp has studied conducting with Tsung Yeh, Kirk Trevor, and Johannes Schlaefle, and holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Accompanying from the University of Southern California. He has also participated in master classes given by such internationally known musicians as Dalton Baldwin, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Siegfried Jerusalem, Nico Castel, Rudolph Jansen and Elly Ameling. Mr. Epp has premiered numerous works by Canadian composers, and is also active as a piano teacher and adjudicator.