Visiting soloist Abigail Nims give a Master Class for Rollins College students. The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of vocalists. The public is welcome to attend and observe the classes.
Sponsored by Rollins College through the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Artist Fund
Mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims has quickly established herself as a musician of integrity and versatility through her performances of repertoire spanning from Bach, Handel, and Mozart to Crumb, Ligeti, and contemporary premieres. In the 2016–17 season Ms. Nims will be performing Handel’s Messiah with the Naples Philharmonic and Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Duluth Superior Symphony and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.
Abigail Nims is particularly praised for her expressive interpretations and tonal beauty in the concert repertoire. Recent performances include Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the San Francisco Symphony; de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat at the Colorado Music Festival; Bach’s St. John Passion with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico; Stravinky’s Pulcinella, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, and Crumb’s Night of the Four Moons with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at the Colorado MahlerFest; Bach’s Magnificat with the São Paulo Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Teatro Municipal (Chile).
Abigail Nims holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a Virginia Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival in 2009, an Apprentice Artist at Santa Fe Opera in 2007 and 2008, and a Young Artist with Opera North in 2005. Ms. Nims is currently a member of the voice faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder.