Melanie Perez, Presentations Chairman
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NFMC is proud to list the outstanding winners of Young Artist Awards selected in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information on booking these winners please contact Sharon Wesbrook listed above.
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Nicholas Susi, Pianist
Current NFMC Young Artist, pianist Nicholas Susi has performed extensively as recitalist, soloist, and accompanist across the United States and Europe. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he continued his piano studies at the University of Kansas (B.M. Piano, minor in German), the University of Michigan (M.M. Piano), and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as a two-time DAAD grantee. Primary teachers include Zena Ilyashov, Jack Winerock, Zitta Zohar, Arthur Greene, and Nina Tichman.
Recent highlights from the past year include two concerts for the Princess von Hohenzollern at her castle in Namedy, Germany, his performance at the ...READ MORE
Christie Conover, Soprano
Described as a “jewel” with a “lovely timbre, perfect trill, and soaring top”, soprano Christie Conover is a rapidly rising star. Her voice, rich and warm, is partnered by a personal grace both on and off the stage. Her sensitive portrayal of characters such as Liù (Turandot), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette) and Micaëla (Carmen) have garnered her critical acclaim, as well as her fiery portrayal of Musetta (La bohème) and effervescent, comedic rendition of Clorinda (La Cenerentola). Most recently, however, Ms. Conover was “the standout, expressing her character’s reticence and yearning with radiant vocalism" singing Caroline Abbott in Opera San Jose’s world premier Where Angels Fear to Tread.
The upcoming 2015-2016 season marks her professional international debut with the Komische Oper Berlin as Pamina in their tour of China including performances in Guanghzou and Xiamen. Ms. Conover first appeared in this groundbreaking production of Die Zauberflöte ...READ MORE
Tiffany Delgado & Hilary Mauler, Duo Pianists
Hilary Mauler and Tiffany Delgado began playing together in May 2012 as a part of a piano in ensemble class they were taking at Brigham Young University. Hilary and Tiffany both graduated a year later in piano performance (Hilary BM, Tiffany MM) under the coaching of Dr. Irene Peery-Fox, but not before taking first place in the United States International Duo Piano Competition, as well as the Ellis Duo Piano Competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.,….READ MORE