Feb 19, 2009

Nicole Pantos

Hailed by the New Music Connoisseur for her “gorgeous singing,” soprano Nicole Pantos brings instrumental sensibility to her performance with formal training as a concert pianist, harpist, and flutist. Her voice has been heard at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center, the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, the 14th-century landmark Nikolaikirche in Wismar, Germany, and has been broadcast on WQXR radio’s Young Artists Showcase. A new music specialist, Ms. Pantos collaborates regularly with composers such as Lera Auerbach, Tom Cipullo, Vivian Fung, and Joyce Hope Suskind. Among frequent performance projects with Suskind, Ms. Pantos premiered Suskind’s Meditations on War and Peace in the 2008 Women’s Work series presented by Greenwich House, and also performed it at the 2008 ACA Festival. This spring, Ms. Pantos collaborated with composer Sarah Dawson on a recital at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, notably premiering the new work, What Power?. Ms. Pantos holds degrees from Princeton University and Manhattan School of Music, and this fall she will begin her studies Rutgers toward a Ph.D. in musicology.