Nemzer recital will benefit musicians


Andrey Nemzer, Metropolitan Opera singer, will give a recital on Monday, Feb. 24 to benefit The National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh chapter.

His countertenor voice, praised for its flexibility, size and range, has brought Mr. Nemzer multiple vocal awards. These prizes include the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, the winner of the 2011 Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition, and prizewinner in the 2010 Pittsburgh Baroque Competition.

Mr. Nemzer engagements this season include Orff's "Carmina Burana" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the role of the Guardian in "Die Frau ohne Schatten" at the Metropolitan Opera. This will be his second year in contract with the Metropolitan Opera. He is a principal soloist of The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

The artist, who is a native of Russia, where he began his studies at Moscow Choir College, recently completed his studies for an Artistic Diploma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Mr. Nemzer performs internationally.

The National Society Of Arts and Letters (NSAL) was founded 70 years ago in 1944, and aids, encourages and sponsors talented young artists in the disciplines of art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theater. NSAL provides monetary awards through competitions. It conducts and assists with exhibitions in the creative arts, and promotes greater public interest in the arts,

The National Society of Arts and Letters competition in 2014 is in the field of Woodwinds: clarinet, oboe and flute. The Pittsburgh Chapter first place winner then competes with other state chapter winners in a National Competition.

The recital will take place on Monday, Feb. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Avenue at Negley. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and may be purchased at the door.


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