Pianist Edward Bak is an assistant professor in the voice area at The Ohio State University School of Music. He was appointed to the full-time tenure-track position in autumn 2014, following ten years’ service as a vocal coach and collaborative pianist in the school. He is highly sought after as a collaborator and appears regularly in concert with established artists and emerging talents, and has been heard in such venues as the Teatro Colón, The Monnaie, The Festival Lanaudiere, The Philips Collection, and Kolarac Hall. He is active as a chamber musician and as such has shared the stage with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony. He has also worked with great artist teachers like Renata Scotto, Ellen Faull, Shirlee Emmons, Renee Fleming, and John Shirley Quirk.
As an advocate of modern music Bak has performed the works of many living composers, and he has given world premieres of several works.
He is a regular faculty member at Prelude to Performance in New York City, and the AIMS institute in Graz, Austria.