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Christòpheren Nomura (Baritone)

Born: USA

The American baritone, Christòpheren Nomura, has been described by The Boston Globe as "a face to watch -- and a voice to hear. His musical intentions are both subtle and direct. He has a wonderfully expressive face and a first-class baritone voice -- warm, robust and clear."

Christòpheren Nomura made his professional operatic debut in the boy's choir of the San Francisco Opera at age 6, performed his first solo role in Die Zauberflöte, at age 11 and continues to perform in traditional and contemporary operatic roles. He was the 1992 Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner and the recipient of the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize. A recipient of many awards and honors, in addition to his recognition by Young Concert Artists, the baritone was the First Place winner in the Internation Vocal Competition Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and a recipient of the J. William Fulbright grant to pursue musical studies and performance in Germany.

Christòpheren Nomura made his New York recital debut at the Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y and his Washington DC recital debut at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of the Lindemann Vocal Chair of YCA. Since beginning his professional career in 1988 the baritone has given over one hundred recitals in North American venues extending from the Gardner Museum in Boston to the Vancouver Recital Society. In Europe he has given recitals in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and England. Nomura also represented the Information Agency of the USA as an artistic ambassador to eastern Europe. Other international appearances included recitals at the Takefu International Festival in Japan and in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Christòpheren Nomura's discography includes Die schöne Müllerin with pianist Kayo Iwama, Sony Madama Butterfly, Carmina Burana arias on TDK, and Candlelight Carols, a Trinity Church Christmas recording on London.

Source: Liner notes to Dorian Recordings CD DOR-93183-H (Christmas Oratorio - conducted by Funfgeld - 1999)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Kenneth Cooper


BWV 82, BWV 211

Greg Funfgeld


BWV 11, BWV 34, BWV 245, BWV 248

Dwight Oltman


BWV 32 [2nd], BWV 78 [3rd], BWV 140 [3rd], BWV 147 [2nd]
BWV 232 [8th], BWV 232 [9th], BWV 244 [7th, Jesus], BWV 248 [8th], BWV 248 [9th]

Bruno Weil


Selections from BWV 205, BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Christòpheren Nomura (Bethlehem)
Christopheren Nomura, baritone (California Artists Management)
Christopheren Nomura - Baritone

Skampa Quartet, with Christópheren Nomura at SFSU
Christopheren Nomura, baritone and the SF Boys Chorus Family Matinee

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