Nardo Poy, viola
Nardo Poy, violist, an Associate Musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1990, has been a member of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1978 and has been featured as soloist in the United States, Europe and Japan with Orpheus, the North Carolina Symphony, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and the Kansas City Camerata. Other groups with which Mr. Poy performs are the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Perspectives Ensemble, the Lighthouse Chamber Players and is principal violist of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Gotham Chamber Opera and L'Opera Français de New York, as well as assistant principal violist with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra in New York.
Recordings include over 70 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as numerous chamber music recordings with the Perspectives Ensemble, the Harmonie Ensemble, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, the Lighthouse Chamber Players and colleagues from the Bard Music Festival. Among his many chamber music performances have been collaborations with Isaac Stern, Elmar Oliveira, Bernard Greenhouse, Aaron Rosand and Dawn Upshaw. He has also held the principal viola position with the Lake George Opera Company, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Santa Fe Opera, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra. Mr. Poy has also been an Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music with the Carnegie String Quartet.