Pianist Lynda Saponara has performed internationally with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. In the U.S., she has collaborated with the Princeton Festival, the American Handel Festival, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Boheme Opera NJ, Opera at Florham, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She has served as master class pianist for composer John Corigliano, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, pianists Joan Dornemann and Dalton Baldwin, and singers Paul Plishka, Sharon Sweet, Patricia Craig, and Gabriela Lechner. She has also performed on the TODAY show with tenor Philip Alongi.

Dedicated to promoting new music, Lynda recently premiered Andrew Lovett’s chamber opera The Analysing Engine at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and was an Artist-in-Residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she premiered David Martynuik’s song cycle Garden of Life with mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro. She and Jessica were Resident Artists at Avaloch Farm Music Institute last summer, where they began creating a multimedia program of new works focusing on the issue of global climate change. Lynda has also premiered works by Laurie Altman, Robert Young McMahan, Stephen Caldwell, and Craig Levesque. Lynda was a founding member of the chamber ensemble trio@play, which released two albums: In the Sandbox (2012) and the children's CD Willie Was Different (2011).

Lynda has been a faculty member at The College of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Jersey City University, and Wagner College. She holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in Collaborative Piano Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts and a B.M. in Piano Accompanying from Westminster Choir College. She maintains vocal coaching and piano studios in Princeton and Pennington, NJ, and regularly performs with singers and instrumentalists, often producing and performing concerts that benefit organizations such as UNICEF, VoteVets, Attitudes in Reverse (AIR), and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).