Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Conversation with Andrey Nemzer, Countertenor

A native of Moscow (Russia), Andrey Nemzer began his studies at 
Moscow Choir College, after which he became a touring soloist
with the Moscow Boys Choir under  Victor Popov.
During this time, he participated in Russian premiere of Mozart’s
Masonic Cantatas at Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall with
pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev.  Mr. Nemzer
frequently collaborates with many renowned instrumental and
vocal ensembles of Russia including the Tchaikovsky Symphony
 Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseev,
Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, The Pocket Symphony,
Moscow Synod Choir, “Intrada” Vocal Ensemble,
 The Vocal Male Capella “Blagovest”, The Moscow Sacred Music
 Ensemble.  In the US, he is the principal soloist with The Mendelssohn
 Choir of Pittsburgh and frequently appears on stage of
 Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Summerfest. Mr. Nemzer began his
 singing career as a spinto tenor, with credits including  Russian
 premiers of Berg’s Lulu (Alwa) and Gretry’s Peter The Great (Alexis),
staged at the Helikon-Opera in Moscow, Russia, and brought to 
Santander Opera Festival, Peralada Opera Festival and
Beijing International Opera Festival, all in 2002. He can
be heard on the soundtracks of the film “Leningrad” by 
Igor Vishnevetsky, “Tsar” and “The Conductor” by Pavel Lungin.
 Nemzer was The Winner of the 2011 Mildred Miller
International Voice Competition, 2nd Prize Winner of the 2012 
Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, and a prize winner
in the 2010 Pittsburgh Baroque Competition. He holds an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

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