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James Lorusso

Composer

Born and raised in greater Boston, James Lorusso is a pianist with professional experience in everything from art song and chamber music to musical theater and jazz improvisation. Currently studying collaborative piano at New England Conservatory, James works for the voice and opera department and appears regularly in the school’s Liederabend series, for which he once performed the complete songs of Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Op. 34. Last summer, he was a collaborative piano fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and in 2019, he was a staff pianist for College Light Opera Company, helping to open nine shows in a single summer. This past November, he joined the team at White Snake Projects for their 2023 production of Let’s Celebrate. James holds degrees in piano performance from Ithaca College and McGill University. Currently, he is also the pianist and organist at St. Irene’s Parish in Carlisle MA and the accompanist and pianist coach at Wayland Public Schools.