The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland has appointed PAUL NEMETH as principal bass, and PATRICK RAYNARD as section bass.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Paul Nemeth grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and studied at the Juilliard School, Yale University, and Northwestern University, where he is currently a doctor of musical arts candidate. Nemeth has performed with orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and New World Symphony. A former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he has performed in the Lucerne Festival Academy, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. In 2017, Nemeth received second prize in the International Society of Bassists Orchestral Competition in Ithaca, New York. He has taught in the Bard College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program, and at Yale College.

Patrick Raynard is a bassist from Illinois pursuing a master’s of music at Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, and earned a bachelor of music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Summer festivals in which he has participated include Orford Music, Domaine Forget, Amherst Early Music Festival, and Sewanee Music Festival. He has performed in masterclasses for François Rabbath, Paul Ellison, Matthew McDonald, Joel Quarrington, Alex Hanna, David Allen Moore, Nick Walker, Ali Yazdanfar, and Étienne LaFrance.

Posted January 2, 2019