Ian DeNolfo and wife Lisa Willson continue to expand vocal academy in Bryn Mawr, PA

Ian and his wife Lisa continue to expand their vocal academy in Bryn Mawr. Both have been leading figures in many of the world’s great opera houses but now focus their talents on nurturing the next generation of aspiring young singers. The Willson Vocal Academy has become the premier center for vocal training on the Main Line of Philadelphia. All genres of vocal technique are taught focusing on a bel canto foundation and vocal health. Many students have gone on to finish their studies at some of the best secondary institutions in America.

Ian, a graduate of The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music, has sung as a leading operatic tenor in most of the world’s leading opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scalla, Berlin Deutche Oper, Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. After beginning her career as a jazz singer touring as the lead vocalist with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Lisa then realized a career as an internationally renowned operatic soprano singing many of the greatest soprano roles on stage and television.

Ian and Lisa met at The Juilliard School and are raising their two sons in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Ian DeNolfo


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