A "superb vocal soloist" (The Washington Post), tenor Steven Soph performs music spanning the medieval to modern day. In the 2018-2019 season, Steven makes his Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Choral Society, Variant 6, and Bourbon Baroque solo debuts.
In recent seasons, Soph has appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra in several programs ranging from Handel to Stravinsky. An active Bach interpreter, he has performed as the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion with Seraphic Fire, Chicago Chorale, Bach Society of St. Louis, and as the Evangelist in the St. John Passion with Chicago Chorale, University of North Texas’ Collegium, and Boston University's Marsh Chapel. Soph appeared in Bach's B minor Mass with Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.
Soph performs with top American vocal ensembles including Grammy Award-winning Conspirare and Roomful of Teeth, Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire and True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Gramophone Award finalist Cut Circle, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists, Sounding Light, and Ensemble Origo.
Soph holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale School of Music, where he studied with renowned tenor James Taylor. He was a 2014 Carmel Bach Festival Adams Fellow, and 2016 Oregon Bach Festival Young Artist. www.stevensoph.com