Vocal Masterclass with Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra artists work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience in classes that are free and open to the public.
Musically advanced high school and college students are invited to apply as performers. (All applications require a private instructor’s nomination and an audio recording.). Students of all levels encouraged to attend as listeners and learners!
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Acclaimed as a “young star” and “complete artist” by the New York Times and “extravagantly gifted… poised to redefine what’s possible for singers of this distinctive voice type” by the San Francisco Chronicle, American countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen has quickly been identified as one of opera’s most promising rising stars. Aryeh’s first commercial recording project – the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs’ Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta – recently won a 2019 GRAMMY® Award in the Best Classical Compendium category, which honors albums with multiple soloists and multiple works. First Prize Winner and Audience Choice Award recipient at the 2018 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, and Third Prize Winner in the 2019 edition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia, in his breakout 2016-2017 season, he was named Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. He was First Prize winner of the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, and winner of the Irvin Scherzer Award from the George London Foundation.