Marc Verter

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Music | Vocal Studies
Vocal Coach


Marc Verter is one of the most exciting and versatile collaborative pianists of his generation. A passionate song performer, he dedicates much of his time performing with singers. For more than five years Marc was Artistic Director of the Chelsea Schubert Festival which focused on song and chamber music. Marc’s growing reputation as an ensemble musician has led to an increase in his work with chamber music groups and this has resulted in his founding a piano trio. Alongside his performing work Marc is a highly sought after vocal coach and repetiteur.

Marc performs regularly in the UK and abroad in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, St. John's Smith Square, Sheffield University, Canterbury Festival, Aldeburgh, Birmingham University, the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Chelsea Schubert festival and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Marc has performed song recitals which were broadcast live on the radio in Jerusalem, Brussels and in Amsterdam and has worked with singers such as Kate Royal, Claire Booth, Benedict Nelson, David Stout, Katherine Broderick and Elena Xanthoudakis as well as internationally renowned singers such as Nelly Miricoiu, Yvonne Kenny, Sarah Walker and Jonathan Lemalu. His first CD with Soprano Ilona Domnich, featuring songs by Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Fauré, was released on Quarts label in December 2009.

Marc has performed in festivals in Israel, Belgium, Spain, Holland, France, USA, Canada and the UK including the Britten-Pears School, Ravinia Festival in Chicago (Steans Institute). As a repetiteur Marc has worked at the Aix-en-Provence Festival 2007 and in Dartington, 2010 and 2011. He has directed opera scenes at the AIMS International Music School in Eastbourne and directed Mozart and Strauss opera scenes in a Humanitas - Culture production in Chelsea, July 2011.   

Marc is invited regularly to adjudicate song competitions in London including the Clara Schumann competition at Trinity College of Music.

Over the past few years he has received numerous awards for his song accompaniment from the Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust, the Patricia Routledge English Song Competition, the Titanic award at the Guildhall School, the Kathleen Ferrier society bursaries and the Great Elm competition.

Marc holds a MMus from Indiana University School of Music and a MMus in Accompaniment from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied with Graham Johnson. He is now a vocal coach at the School.