Stefan Hogan started writing freelance opera reviews for The Slovak Spectator in 2004. Since then, he has become a staff writer for the Culture Section and a liaison for freelancers, singing alongside Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. His high school years were spent at the prestigious LaGuardia School for Music and Arts and the Performing Arts in New York City and as an exchange student in Berlin, Germany, where he studied German art songs with a member of the Deutsche Oper.Mr. Hogan began his artistic education as a boy soprano in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus at the age of 8. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Purchase near New York City in 2002, he moved to Bratislava.