During the early years of his career, Andrey Nemzer has become distinguished for the unique size, flexibility, and range of his instrument. A Winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, he will cover the title role of Giulio Cesare in a new production for the Metropolitan Opera during the 2012-2013 season. Also this season, he will join the Rhode Island Phiharmonic for Handel's Messiah. He will join the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera in 2013-2014. The artist, who is a native of Moscow, Russia, recently completed studies for an Artist Diploma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Andrey Nemzer began his studies at Moscow Choir College, after which he became a touring soloist with the Moscow Choir under the direction of Viktor Popov. During this time, he participated in the 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 vocal and instrumental ensembles of Russia, including The Pocket Symphony, under the direction of Nazar Kozhukhar, Intrada Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Ekaterina Antonenko, and the Moscow Sacred Music Ensemble under the direction of Galina Koltsova. He is the principal soloist of The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.
He began his singing career as a spinto tenor, where favorite credits included the Russian premieres of Lulu (Alwa) by Berg, and Peter The Great (Alexis) by Grétry, staged at the Helikon-Opera Theatre.
Andrey Nemzer was the winner of the 2011 Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition, a Second Prize winner of the 2012 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, and a prizewinner in the 2010 Pittsburgh Baroque Competition.