NICOLE PHILIBOSIAN has sung with distinction in opera houses and symphony halls throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, featuring England’s Bournemouth Symphony, the Barbican in London, l'Opéra de Nice, France, Gloria Opera in Seoul, Korea, New York City Opera, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Portland, Hawaii, Rochester, Grand Rapids, Chamber Opera Theatre of New York and the American Symphony Orchestra of New York. She has appeared as soloist with such distinguished conductors as Gerard Schwarz, Andrew Litton, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Yoel Levi, Eve Queler, Jorge Mester, David Effron, Hal France, Timothy Russell, Arthur Fagan, and Richard Westenburg

Educated at Eastman and Juilliard, the Colorado native first came to national prominence when she won the International Khachaturian Competition, and the Joy in Singing award which led to her New York recital debut in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Her widely varied operatic repertoire includes such roles as Salome, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, the Marschallin, Rusalka, Donna Anna, the Countess and Fiordiligi; Mimi, Liu, Antonia, Rosalinda, Juliette, Pamina, La Calisto, and Renata in Prokofiev's Fiery Angel, which she learned on short notice for the San Francisco Opera.

Miss Philibosian is equally at home on recital and concert stages, spanning the repertoire from Lieder and chansons to the pinnacles of the Verdi and Brahms Requiems, Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies, Strauss' Four Last Songs, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and C Minor Mass, Bach's St. John Passion, and Mass in B Minor, Poulenc Gloria and La Dame de Monte Carlo. Miss Philibosian stunned audiences when with 24 hours' notice she sang Verdi's Requiem with conductor Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony.

Nicole Philibosian regularly appears in concert on the University and Conservatory stages where she performs master classes, including the Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, Arizona State University, University of Richmond, DePauw University, and the University of Southern Colorado, and in private voice studios throughout the United States. She collaborates regularly with pianist Donna Brunsma, former Assistant Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She and her husband, tenor Ron Gentry, on the voice faculty at the Interlochen Arts Academy for two decades, co-founded Chantez Productions International, a year-round training program for students and teachers of singing in Traverse City, Michigan, now in its tenth season.