Pianist Michael McMahon is the preferred partner to many of Canada’s finest singers. He has performed regularly throughout Canada, in Europe, Japan and the USA with singers such as Catherine Robbin, Karina Gauvin, Measha Brueggergosman, Marianne Fiset, Lyne Fortin, Dominique Labelle, Wendy Nielsen, Maureen Forrester, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Annamaria Popescu, Adrianne Pieczonka, Monica Whicher, Joseph Kaiser, Nathan Berg, Gordon Bintner, Brett Polegato, Benjamin Butterfield, Philippe Sly, Kimy McLaren, Kevin McMillan, Gerald Finley, Michael Schade, Russell Braun and Richard Margison.
Following his studies at McGill University in Montreal, he completed his musical education in Vienna at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst and the Franz Schubert Institute, and in Salzburg at the Mozarteum. During this time, he studied with
such legendary artists as Erik Werba, Hans Hotter, Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, and Kim Borg.
In addition to his active performing schedule, Michael McMahon is a Professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal. He has had long associations with l’Atelier lyrique de L’Opéra de Montréal, Opera Nuova, C.O.S.I., the Orford Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked regularly as a vocal coach. He is also often asked to give Masterclasses for singers and pianists, and is a resident artist at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria.
He has made numerous broadcast recordings for the English and French networks of the CBC, as well as for the BBC, RBTF, Radio Suisse Romande, and Radio France. His recordings on the Marquis, CBC, Atma, and Analekta labels have met with critical
acclaim, including JUNO nominations and the Prix Opus. He was also a judge and vocal coach for the award winning television series “Bathroom Divas”. In 2012, Michael McMahon was honoured with a Ruby Award by Opera Canada for his contribution to
music in Canada.