Hawaiian pianist, Maika‘i, is from an exciting new generation of vocal coaches and pianists. Previously a vocal coach and répétiteur in Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia, he has now joined the Hawaii Opera Theatre team. He has worked with a number of opera companies throughout the world maintaining a rigorous international coaching and performance schedule, is an avid educator, performed in a number of renowned masterclass series with international artists, and maintains a great love for art-song. Maika‘i has studied in Austria, France, Canada and the United States. Growing up in Hawai‘i, Maika‘i studied with Ernest Chang, and at the age of 11 he debuted with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.