Hailed as an “impressive tenor” (The New York Times) who sings with “sweet vibrancy” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) and creates “the most lasting moments” (The Virginia Gazette) of the performance, Gene Stenger has been a featured soloist with Helmuth Rilling’s Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, TENET Vocal Artists, Emmanuel Music, Voices of Ascension, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Bach Society of St. Louis, the Staunton Music Festival, Madison Bach Musicians, Bach Collegium at St. Peter’s New York, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard 415 Baroque Ensemble at Lincoln Center, the Yale Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Baldwin Wallace, Oregon, Carmel, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and Northeast Pennsylvania Bach Festivals.
Gene’s 2019-2020 season will feature his debuts with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem), Odyssey Opera (world premiere of Rosner’s The Chronicle of Nine), Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion), Chatham Baroque (Bach Cantata 93), and Mineola Choral Society (Haydn’s Creation). His return solo engagements include performances with Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9), Bach Society of St. Louis (Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat), Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (Handel’s Messiah), Colorado Bach Ensemble (Handel’s Messiah), TENET Vocal Artists (Bach’s Christmas Oratorio), Madison Bach Musicians (Monteverdi’s Vespers), and Bach Collegium at St. Peter’s New York (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion).
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Gene holds degrees from Yale University’s School of Music, and Institute of Sacred Music, Colorado State University, and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Recent discography credits include tenor soloist in Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose with TENET Vocal Artists and ACRONYM, and tenor soloist on Yale Schola Cantorum’s album Fauré Requiem and other sacred music led by David Hill on Hyperion Records. He currently resides in New Haven, CT, where he serves as instructor of voice at Yale University.