Nils Neubert - Tenor

Tenor Nils Neubert appears in opera, recital, and oratorio, in the United States and abroad.

Nils Neubert holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Columbia University, and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including a Risë Stevens Foundation Award, and a Lucrezia Bori Grant. He is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Additional studies have included an apprenticeship at Bel Canto at Caramoor, the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Festival De Musica Clasica in Puigcerda, Spain, and language studies at the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, Italy.


Also active as a teacher and diction coach, Nils Neubert serves on the faculties at William Paterson University (voice), and Mannes The New School for Music (German diction). He has served as a visiting lecturer for German diction at The Juilliard School since 2013. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Neubert resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Yuri Kim. He studies with Dr. Robert C. White, Jr.


Mr. Neubert was a First Prize winner in the 2010 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, and was a winner in the 2009 Friday Woodmere Competition. 

He was also a grant recipient in the 2010 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and has been a finalist in the Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition, and the Oratorio Society of New York’s Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition.


A regular guest at international music festivals and concert series, Nils Neubert has appeared at the Summit Music Festival, the International Academy of Music in Italy, the Beethoven Institute at Mannes, 4x4 Baroque Music Festival, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Early Music Festival: NYC, Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival, Burgos International Music Festival, the Locrian Chamber Players, Musica Reginae, the United Jewish Appeal, and Amnesty International.

In 2012, he gave the U.S. premiere of Roger Steptoe’s Five Shakespeare Songs together with the composer under the auspices of the American Landmark Festivals. Other world- and American premieres, as well as collaborations with composers, include works by Jon Andrews, Gavin Bryars, Gerald Cohen, Jonathan Howard Katz, Ting-Chun Lin, Hiroki Mori, Harry Stafylakis, Scott Wheeler, Theodore Wiprud, and Red Wierenga. 


This season, he will also appear in the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, with the Portland Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Michael Kleinschmidt, and as tenor soloist in the same work with Sonoma Bach under Robert Worth. He returns for performances and residencies with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, under whose auspices he gave the world premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Sentimental Songs this past spring, which will be released on GPRrecords in 2015, followed by a tour to Chicago, Massachusetts, and Maine. In December, he will appear with the Choral Society of the Hamptons in the Magnificat settings of Bach and Mendelssohn, and at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium under the auspices of The German Forum, with the Lysander Trio and pianist Babette Hierholzer, in works by Berg, Zemlinsky, Korngold, Bernstein, and Alma and Gustav Mahler. He joins the newly founded ensembles Ampersand and Vari Musicisti, and is a founding member of New York's Polydora Ensemble.