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Nancy Zeltsman

Nancy Zeltsman

Nancy Zeltsman


Nancy Zeltsman's life is currently divided between teaching, performing, and long-range educational and artistic pursuits - all centered on the marimba. She has taught at The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music since 1993 in positions that were created for her. Since 2005, she has served as Chair of the Percussion Department at BoCo. She teaches marimba (exclusively) to approximately 35 students (marimba and percussion majors) between both schools. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more on Last.fm
Nancy Zeltsman's life is currently divided between teaching, performing, and long-range educational and artistic pursuits - all centered on the marimba. She has taught at The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music since 1993 in positions that were created for her. Since 2005, she has served as Chair of the Percussion Department at BoCo. She teaches marimba (exclusively) to approximately 35 students (marimba and percussion majors) between both schools.

She resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Numerous marimba solos have been composed for (and/or dedicated to) Zeltsman, including works by Louis Andriessen, David Friedman, Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey, Gunther Schuller, and Paul Simon. Robert Aldridge, Geoffrey Keezer and Michael Tilson Thomas have composed chamber works for her. MTT's Island Music, a 30-minute landmark work, was composed for Zeltsman and Jack Van Geem on marimbas with four supporting percussionists. The work has been performed many times including twice at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, and on subscription concerts of the San Francisco Symphony in January 2005.

In the same month, Zeltsman premiered William Thomas McKinley's marimba concerto Childhood Memories with Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose. nancy zeltsman's playing the marimba (by liz linder)Zeltsman has presented numerous marimba recitals and master classes across the United States as well as in Europe, Japan and Mexico. She was a member of the jury for the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg held in Luxembourg-City in February 2009. In August 2008 and 2006, she was a featured performer and teacher at the Fukui (Japan) Marimba Seminar-Summer Master Course. She performed and taught at Il Curso Internacional de Percusión in the Galician region of Spain in August 2003, 2004 and 2005.

She also traveled in those years to Alcoy (Spain), Amsterdam, Stockholm, Linz, Geneva, Lyon and to Paris where she also served as a judge for the International Competition for Students. She was a member of the jury of the first Belgium International Marimba Competition (August 2001), and was one of twelve international players featured at The World Marimba Festival in Osaka, Japan (August 1998). Nancy is featured on eight compact disc recordings. With Marimolin, she recorded three CDs. The first, Marimolin (1988), received much acclaim including a "Perfect 10/10" rating (for performance/sound quality - CD Review magazine, March 1990).

The others were Phantasmata (1995, GM Recordings) and Combo Platter (1994, Catalyst/BMG). Nancy has recorded three solo marimba CDs: Woodcuts (1993, GM Recordings), See Ya Thursday (1998) and Sweet Song (2005); and a duo marimba CD with Jack Van Geem, Pedro and Olga Learn to Dance (2004). On Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba (2009/Bridge Records), she performs works by Carla Bley, Lyle Mays and Paul Simon. Read more on Last.fm.

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