MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013 introduces tenor Ivan Niccolo Nery

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Ivan Nery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CCP

Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation’s Young Artists’ Series 2013 next offering features tenor Ivan Niccolo Nery on September 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati City.

Described as “an artists who possesses a beautiful voice that is smooth and clear and with a wide range of coloring plus unsullied musiciality” Tenor Ivan has slowly earning a reputation as one of the most promising young tenor and a “major talent to look at to” in the country today.   A student of soprano Camille Lopez-Molina and tenor Pablo Molina at the St. Scholastica’s College in Manila,  He was the Grand Prize winner of the Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competition (2012) and was nominated as Best Young Actor in a musical for his portrayal as  Crisostomo Ibarra in Felipe de Leon’s opera “Noli Me Tangere.”

Most recently, Ivan was the understudy for the role of Don Jose and performed the role of Remendado in the Lyropera and MSO’s production of Bizet’s Carmen. He was also the understudy for the role of Pinkerton in MusicArte’s production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly held at the CCP last June 2012.

He has participated and attended masterclasses handled by Gian Luca Pasolini,  Arthur Espiritu,  Alexander Vikulov,  Victoria Rapanan,  Margarita Gomez- Gianelli,   Katrina Saporsantos, to name a few, as well as workshops conducted by Florence Guignolet and Stephane Werchowski from Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional de Paris.

In the MCO performance, Ivan will be assisted by pianist Najib Ismail. Program includes songs by Tosti, Mozart, R. Strauss, Torelli, Puccini and Faure.

This concert is made possible through a grant from Ayala Museum and National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Lyric Piano, National Book Store, Sheaffer Fine Pens,  BusinessWorld, Her Word, HighLife, Development Bank of the Philippines and DZFE.FM His Masters’ Touch.

For tickets, please call 891-9999 and MCO Secretariat at 750-0768 and 0920-954-0053.

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