Brian Holman is Music Director of New Rochelle Opera and Associate Conductor of Modus Opera Orchestra. Recent projects include collaborations with Opera Orlando (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Inland Northwest Opera (Le nozze di Figaro), Cleveland Opera Theater (Amelia Lost), Pacific Opera Project (Hansel and Gretel), Gulfshore Opera (La bohème, World of Webber), Marble City Opera (Tosca, ShadowLight, Amelia Lost), New Rochelle Opera (Tosca, La traviata, La bohème), and Red River Lyric Opera (La Cenerentola, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi). Brian has appeared at Harare International Festival of the Arts, Mediterranean Opera Festival, Film Fest Tucson, Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, and has conducted performances with Orlando Philharmonic, Lebanese Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony and Tucson Pops orchestras. Brian has also worked with New York City Opera, Opera Africa, Opera in Williamsburg, Treasure Coast Opera, and Montclair State University Opera. Upcoming engagements with Vox Visceralis (La clemenza di Tito) and New Rochelle Opera (Die Fledermaus).
Born in Arizona of English and Mexican ancestry, Brian studied piano at Arizona State University and Manhattan School of Music, and today is a sought-after vocal coach and musical arranger in New York City. He has performed with many acclaimed singers, including Nelly Miricioiu, Laquita Mitchell, Aprile Millo, Stella Zambalis, Francisco Casanova, Hans-Pieter Herman, John Mac Master, James Valenti, Lester Lynch, Daniel Borowski, Nini Cáffaro, Hyona Kim, Noah Stewart, Sara Murphy, Dawn Padmore, Kofo the Wonderman, Amine Hachem and Laverne Cox. Brian has played for masterclasses of operatic legends Mariella Devia, Giuseppe Filianoti, Marcello Giordani, Nicola Martinucci, Martina Arroyo, Lauren Flanigan and Ira Siff. As a pianist and music director, Brian has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Salle Cortot, Sydney Opera House, Gotham Hall, Teatro Nacional de Santo Domingo, Feinstein's 54 Below, MGM Grand, Casino du Liban, and the UN. Brian’s work has also has been featured on international radio, television and digital media (WQXR, Classic FM, Sirius XM, Virgin, Vogue, Esimora Cultural RAC Colombia, Alhurra, LBCI, Tele-Occidente Sicilia).