Michael McMahon is beyond question one of Canada's most sought-after accompanists. The Ontario-born pianist studied with Charles Reiner at McGill University before completing his studies at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, as well as the Franz Schubert Institute and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where he graduated in vocal accompaniment.
During his time in Europe he worked with artistic legends such as Elly Ameling, Hans Hotter, Kim Borg and Erik Werba. McMahon returned to McGill University's Schulich School of Music, where he now teaches song interpretation and vocal accompaniment. He is also a member of the teaching staff of the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and Opera Nuova. The list of vocal artists with whom he has worked is long. It includes such names as Nathan Berg, Richard Margison, Manon Feubel, Maureen Forrester, Karina Gauvin, Joseph Kaiser, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Wendy Nielsen and Brett Polegato.
Michael McMahon’s continues to perform internationally and his recordings have received critical acclai m.