“Pfeffer captivated the audience from the very first moments. He is dynamic…”
A conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and Music Director of the Lyric Opera Company of Guatemala, Nimrod David Pfeffer has appeared most recently with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, in addition to engagements with the Palau des Arts Reina Sofía, in Valencia, Juilliard Opera, and Israeli Opera.
In the 2021-22 season, he makes debuts conducting Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera; Die Zauberflöte at the Komische Oper Berlin; and concerts with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. He also opens the Israeli Opera’s season leading performances of Barrie Kosky's production of Die Zauberflöte.
In 2016, Mr. Pfeffer was named Music Director of the Lyric Opera Company of Guatemala after conducting the company's inaugural production of Rigoletto and has since performed new productions of L’Elisir d’Amore, La Bohème, and La Traviata.
He graduated with a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the Bruno Walter Scholarship. An internationally acclaimed pianist who performs as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist, he received an additional master’s degree and two Professional Studies Diplomas from Mannes School of Music. Pfeffer is also a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.