Avi Stein is the associate organist and chorusmaster at Trinity Church Wall Street. He is on faculty at the Juilliard School where he teaches continuo accompaniment, vocal repertoire and chamber music. At Juilliard, Avi conducted Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in a production that toured in London’s Holland Park and at the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles and most recently, directed a production of Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo which was named one of the best performances of 2021 by The New York Times.
Avi is the Artistic Director of The Helicon Foundation and has directed the International Baroque Academy of Musiktheater Bavaria, the young artists’ program at the Carmel Bach Festival, and has conducted a variety of ensembles including the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Opera Français de New York, OperaOmnia, the Amherst Festival opera, and a critically acclaimed annual series called the 4×4 Festival. He performed on the 2015 Grammy Award winning recording for best opera by the Boston Early Music Festival. The NY Times described Avi as “a brilliant organ soloist” in his Carnegie Hall debut and he was featured in Early Music America magazine in an article on the new generation of leaders in the field.
Avi studied at Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California and was a Fulbright scholar in Toulouse, France.