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Nancy Metzger (Harpsichord, Organ)

Born: USA

The American harpsichordist and organist, Nancy Metzger, pursued musical studies at Syracuse University, the University of Oregon, and California State University, Sacramento. Her organ teachers include David N. Johnson, Arthur Poister, John Hamilton and Richard Purvis. She studied harpsichord in Berkeley, CA with Laurette Goldberg. She has also studied at the North German Summer Organ Academy and the Trio Sonnerie Chamber Music Course in England. She holds a master's degree in music history.

Nancy Metzger was for several years a church musician, independent studio teacher and college music professor. She has performed public recitals on both harpsichord and organ throughout the USA and abroad.

Nancy Metzger is widely known as the author of Harpsichord Technique: A Guide to Expressivity. First published in 1989, the 2nd edition of this manual of baroque performance practice became available in 1998. This useful guide for all keyboardists is now used by individuals, libraries and teachers throughout the USA and in other English speaking countries.

Nancy Metzger has recorded the CD Suites and Treats on the Arkay Label and Wine for the Soul on the Musica Dulce Label.

Source: Musica Dulce Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2007)

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