University of Arizona (Piano Performance)
Studies at University of Manchester, U.K.
M.M. Arizona State University (Piano Accompanying)
B.M., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (Piano Performance)
Pianist Deborah Nemko appears in concerts throughout the United States and Europe as both soloist and collaborative artist. In 2002 she performed the Belgian debut of Diane Goolkasian Rahbee's Sonata No. 2 in the Vresse sur Semois International Festival for Pianists and appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall in Rahbee's Concert in a retrospective of her compositions in 2004. Her performance of Rahbee's Preludes from her compact disc Preludes and Toccatinas was featured on Radio Mona Lisa, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and on The Classical Discoveries Radio Program, Princeton. A champion of contemporary music, composers Dianne Rahbee, Scott Brickman and Justin Rubin have written works for her.
Dr. Nemko is a frequent adjudicator for the New England Conservatory Preparatory Program's Concerto Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Arizona, and Massachusetts State Competitions. Much in demand for her teaching as well as performances, she has conducted master-classes at Buffalo State College, Chapman University, and at Greenfields Chamber Music Institute, Vermont. She is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory's Piano Preparatory Program.
Dr. Nemko regularly presents papers and lecture recitals at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the International Festival of Women Composers, the College Music Society National and Regional Conferences, MTNA National Conference and the Schubert Club. Dr. Nemko was on the faculty of the International Piano Week, Belgium, from 2001-2005. She is currently the president of the Northeast Region of the College Music Society.
Dr. Nemko truly enjoys mentoring and developing scholarships for music students. Her students have competed in the Boston Steinway Competition, participated in the International Piano Week, and performed in Piano Festivals at Bridgewater State University. Two of her students have received special honors this year - they have been awarded the BSU Shea Scholar Award and been elected Student Representative of the College Music Society Northeast Region in 2007.
Nemko's teachers include Daisy de Luca Jaffé, Robert Roux, Joel Shapiro, Diane Anderson and Nohema Fernández.
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