About Us - The Nassau Music Society

The Nassau Music Society is a nonprofit organization, officially incorporated in 1961, whose aim is to promote and encourage the art of music by organizing concerts and other musical activities.  Our first President was Clement Bethel.

We are once again proud to acknowledge that our Season is under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Bahamas.

Proceeds from our events, memberships, sponsors and donations support music students in the Bahamas through scholarships to The University of the Bahamas, grants for participants to attend events abroad, and donations to other organizations and students involved in music.

In recent years, international artists such as Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, Natalia Gutman, Dmitri Berlinsky, Igor Raykhelson, Ekaterina Astashova, Vilija Poskute, Tomas Daukantas, Mark Drobinsky, Polina Leschenko, The Scottish Chamber Soloists, The Howard Fishman Quartet, Colleen Lee, the Albek Twins, Alberto Nose, Jue Wang and Quartetto Gelato, Janai Brugger, M5 Mexican Brass, Quartetto Di Cremona  and Ambra Albek, Fabulous Guitar Duo and Romantic Travellers among many others, have all performed for the Society in the Bahamas.

Most recently Juan Pérez Floristán.  Concert notes for 3 and 4 November 2017: The opening concerts of the NMS season this past weekend were riveting! Juan Pérez Floristán delivered two mesmerizing performances to enthusiastic audiences at St Andrew’s Kirk and St. Paul’s. The traditional classical repertoire was brought alive by his unique and modern approach, from his educational and engaging introductions that preceded each piece to his masterful dynamic range of powerhouse playing and delicate fingering.  Magical performances that were equally aural and visual!

Mr Floristán also conducted a masterclass at the University of the Bahamas, where he worked with three promising students Ezekiel Thompson, who was an outstanding masterclass participant, opened each concert with a well-executed performance of a very challenging Grieg Sonata.