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Ketty Nez

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Ketty Nez


Ketty Nez (24 February 1965, Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic on Macedonia) is an American composer and pianist.

Dr. Nez holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, a master’s from the Eastman School of Music, and bachelor’s degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Bryn Mawr College. She studied at IRCAM in 1998-9, after working with Louis Andriessen.

She joined the Boston University in 2005, after teaching for two years at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Nez' folk opera The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia was premiered in 2011 and staged in 2012, by the Xanthos and Juventas Ensembles, respectively. Her chamber opera An Opera in Devolution: Drama in 540 Seconds was premiered at the 2003 Munich Festival A•DEvantgarde.

Current projects include the CD release of four scenes for Juliet by the Boston University Wind Ensemble, and Lina and the Wolf, an opera on the life of Lina Prokofiev.

Works for Winds


  • Ketty Nez, personal correspondence, January 2019
  • "Ketty Nez." Accessed 29 January 2019