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Nancy’s exposure to performing classical music began with an introduction to the late Maestro Rouben Gregorian. Taking a keen interest in her voice, he took her under his wing and through him, Nancy gave several recitals and parlor concerts.
She also was a featured soloist with Maestro Gregorian’s Komitas Choral Society, a stint that culminated with an appearance on the stage of Lincoln Center with full orchestra and chorus, to rave reviews.
In fact, the audience applauded so long after Nancy’s second solo piece, she had to repeat it again, having no additional encores to offer. Shortly before his death, Maestro Gregorian and Nancy collaborated on a recording of Treasured Armenian Songs.
She has since performed as soloist with numerous choral groups and choirs, singing the pieces of Handel, Faure, Britton, Beethoven, and Mozart, to name a few. She has also been the guest vocalist for a number of orchestras, allowing her to work with some of the finest conductors and musicians in the area.
Her diligence and commitment to good musicianship and preparation has made her a favorite with many of them. She is particularly at home in the “pops” tradition, and especially loves the “holiday pops” programs, where she can sing the festive music of the season.
She has also had lead roles in a number of operettas and sung arias from beloved operas in classical music programs. She enjoys singing sacred and secular works from the old masters as well as pieces from some of the more modern composers such as Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, and Ned Rorem.
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