Djordje Stevan Nesic piano
Djordje Stevan Nesic’s career as a pianist has been highlighted by recital, concerto, chamber and collaborative performances. During the current season, Mr Nesic performs in both concert and recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Ohana Arts Festival in Honolulu, Cincinnati's Taft Museum and the Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center, as well as at the University of Wisconsin and the Next Act Theater in Milwaukee. He is also featured in the PBS broadcast of "This Little Light of Mine" with soprano Adrienne Danrich, which was awarded a midwest Emmy Award in 2011. Among the pianist’s recent Manhattan performances are those at Lincoln Center in its "Meet the Artist" series; Carnegie’s Weill Hall with Samantha Jeffreys and Monica Yunus; Carnegie's Zankel Hall with Mari Moriya and Asako Tamura; the United Nations General Assembly Hall; the River to River Festival; Tribeca’s Ico Gallery; the Trinity Church Wall Street.
The 2010-2011 season included appearances at University of Richmond, the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia; and the "Sing for Hope Gala" presented at Lincoln Center. He returned to the Greenwich Music Festival to prepare and perform the critically acclaimed production of Poulenc's La Voix Humaine.
Earlier, Mr Nesic appeared with soprano Hanan Alattar at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in a recital sponsored by the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and performed with soprano Monica Yunus at an honorary event for her father Professor Mohammad Yunus—winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. The pianist’s schedule included participation as a panelist for Opera America’s "Who’s in Charge of Rehearsal?", and a Professional Workshop at Carnegie Hall with bass-baritone Daniel Gross, under the leadership of the famed German singer Thomas Quasthoff.
Mr Nesic coached Audra McDonald in preparation for her Houston Grand Opera debut in Michael John La Chiusa’s Send (Who are You? I Love You) and Poulenc’s The Human Voice.
A favorite of festival audiences, Mr Nesic has performed at the Tanglewood, Cleveland Art Song, Lake Luzerne (NY) Chamber and Aspen Music Festivals. The list of conductors with whom he has worked features Julius Rudel, James Conlon, Stewart Robertson, David Angus, Reinhardt DeLeeuw, Gerald Steichen and Robert Spano.
A Slavic-diction specialist, Mr Nesic is in high demand as an opera coach, as well as a vocal-recital collaborator. Professional affiliations include those with The Juilliard School, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Ash Lawn (Charlottesville, VA) Opera Festival, and California State University, Long Beach. With the Glimmerglass Opera—both in New York City and in the Cooperstown area—Mr Nesic has been featured in productions sponsored and organized by the company. Under the auspices of Glimmerglass, he has performed as a pianist and served as a panelist in live radio broadcasts from the state of New York’s NPR affiliates WAMC (Albany) and WXIX (Rochester). Television appearances have included live broadcasts from both the "World Food Prize" ceremony and the city of New York for Japan’s FUJI station.
In his capacity as an accomplished vocal coach, Mr Nesic spent the summer of 2010 preparing Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. During Greenwich Music Festival’s 2009-2010 season, Mr. Nesic served as vocal coach and performed as pianist for Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis. A film of the production premiered at the 2010 Westchester Jewish Film Festival. That same season, he prepared and performed the operas Dinner and Delusion by Michael Sahl and Nancy Manocherian and Clarence and Anita by Benjamin Yarmolinsky at the Cell Theater in New York in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Opera.
Djordje Stevan Nesic, a roster member of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation, currently lives in New York City where he holds the position of artist-in-residence at the Broadway Presbyterian Church. For more information and contact, please visit www.djordjenesic.com.