Austin Opera’s Live from Indy Terrace broadcast continues Friday, May 15 from 3:00-3:30 p.m.! Make plans to join us and let’s watch together: live streams will be launched from our Facebook channel, on our YouTube page, and on our Vimeo channel!
If you are not available for the live broadcast, no worries! After its initial airing, each complete episode can be accessed on-demand on our Inside Indy Terrace webpage (or click the orange “Buy Tickets” button below – don’t worry, this is a free online concert!)
Details on this week’s program:
Episode 9: What a treat! Austin Opera’s Principal Coach & Pianist Nyle Matsuoka presents a dynamic program featuring keyboard music by Franz Liszt and American composer Robert Muczynski.
More on our Special Guest Artist:
Austin-based pianist Nyle Matsuoka enjoys a rigorous career as a collaborator, vocal coach, and performer. Having found his niche in opera, he has worked on productions with conductors such as Martin Mazik, Joseph Mechavich, Timothy Myers, Gary Wedow, and Steven White, as well as singers including Samuel Ramey, Ricardo Tamura, Donnie Ray Albert, Michael Chioldi, and Peter Volpe. Nyle has been featured in performances with Frederica von Stade, Ginger CostaJackson, Marina Costa-Jackson, Ryan Kuster, and Matthew Treviño.
Nyle is currently in his sixth season as Principal Coach and Pianist with Austin Opera. He has played and coached for numerous productions including Otello, Der fliegende Holländer, Aida, Don Giovanni, Roméo et Juliette, and Un ballo in maschera. Being a long-time advocate for music of the twentieth century and beyond, Nyle has had the distinct pleasure of also being involved in productions of Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, Joby Talbot’s Everest, and the regional premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Manchurian Candidate. In addition to his duties for the company’s productions, Nyle represents Austin Opera regularly in performances throughout Central Texas.
Prior to joining the artistic staff of Austin Opera, Nyle served as pianist and coach in the Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist Program at Arizona Opera. Under the mentorship of Allen Perriello, he played and coached for the season’s productions, assisted on technical aspects of the performances, and performed regularly with the studio artist singers. The summer prior to Arizona found Nyle as a coaching fellow with Wolf Trap Opera. Outside of the world of opera, Nyle has proven to be an engaging and versatile musician. He has been a featured collaborator at the Shortgrass Music Festival, Green Recital Series, and Lakes Area Chamber Festival. Equally at home with solo repertoire, he has also been a featured soloist with the Magic Valley Symphony and the Utah State University Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2016, Nyle was a featured performer on A Prairie Home Companion during Garrison Keillor’s farewell tour. He regularly serves as a guest coach at The University of Texas at Austin and recently served as guest coach and collaborative pianist with the University of Arkansas. As a masterclass clinician, he has led workshops in voice, collaborative piano, and solo piano. Nyle holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Utah State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. His principal teachers have included Anne Epperson, Gary Amano, and Del Parkinson.