A “superb vocal soloist” (The Washington Post) possessing a “sweetly soaring tenor” (The Dallas Morning News) of “impressive clarity and color” (The New York Times), tenor Steven Soph performs throughout North America and Europe.
The 2016-17 season marks Steven’s return to The Cleveland Orchestra and Seraphic Fire for Stravinsky’s Threni id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae; New York City’s Voices of Ascension for arias in Bach’s St. John Passion; the Chicago Chorale for Bach’s B minor Mass; and the Bach Society of St. Louis for Mozart’s Mass in C minor.
Recent seasons’ highlights include appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra in an all-Handel program led by Ton Koopman; the New World Symphony and Seraphic Fire in Reich’s Desert Music; Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Bach’s B minor Mass; San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart’s “Orphanage” Mass and Mass in C minor; and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah.
Described as an Evangelist “first-class across the board,” (Chicago Classical Review) Steven performed with the Chicago Chorale in Bach’s St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion as well as at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Recent international performances include Festival Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg, Germany; Musica Sacra Festival, Maastricht, the Netherlands; and Festival Laus Polyphoniae, Antwerp, Belgium with Cut Circle in addition to Festival de Arte y Ópera Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico with Roomful of Teeth.
Steven remains active with top American ensembles including twice-GRAMMY-nominated Seraphic Fire; GRAMMY Award-winning Conspirare; GRAMMY Award-winning Roomful of Teeth; GRAMMY-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra; Trident; Yale Choral Artists; Cut Circle; Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Apollo Master Chorale of Minneapolis; and Spire Chamber Ensemble.
Recent recording credits include Académie du Disque Lyrique Orphées d’Or-winning “Guillaume Du Fay: The Tenor Masses” with Cut Circle, Seraphic Fire’s “Steal Away,” and tenor vocals on Maná’s Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Best Pop/Rock Album “Cama Incendiada”.
Steven holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale School of Music where he studied with renowned tenor James Taylor. Steven was a 2014 Carmel Bach Festival Adams Fellow and 2016 Oregon Bach Festival Vocal Fellow. www.stevensoph.com