Biography

Grant Yosenick (born 1994) is a Boston-based tenor vocalist originally from Laguna Niguel, California.   Hailed as "effective" by the Boston Music Intelligencer, Yosenick has a wide variety of musical experience and interests including early music, opera, oratorio, musical theater, and cabaret.

Yosenick’s recent operatic stage credits include Pontio Pilato in Wagner's rarely performed Das Liebesverbot (performed in English as "Forbidden Love"), Pedro in the world premiere of Omar Najmi's En la ardiente oscuridad, Autumn in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Haymarket Opera, the title role of Mozart's Lucio Silla, Prince Populescu in Emmerich Kalman's Countess Maritza, Tyrian Prince #2 in Lully's Cadmus et Hermione with the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the title role of Zemlinksy’s Der Zwerg.

 

As a concert soloist, Yosenick has performed as a principal in Mozart's Coronation Mass, Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai, and Carl Orff's Camrina Burana as well as multiple iterations of Handel's Messiah,  Through the years, Yosenick has shared the stage with such renowned and diverse artists as Andrea Bocelli, Joyce DiDonato, Kenny G, and the band America.

As an ensemble singer, Yosenick has participated in numerous innovative projects with such groups as the Boston Camerata, the Choir of Men and Boys at Saint Paul Parish Harvard Square, Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, and Triad: Boston's Choral Collective.  In recent years Yosenick has been a part of several notable productions including Arthur Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bucher with Odyssey Opera, the American premieres of Thomas Morse’s Frau Schindler (USC Thornton Opera) and Joseph Vella’s Hyland Mass (New York Choral Society), and the east coast premiere of James MacMillan’s St. Luke Passion (NYCS).

In addition to his experience as a performer, Yosenick is also an adept and passionate arts administrator.  He currently serves as the Operations and Programs Manager for the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, and he has previously held other administrative positions with the Huntington Theatre Company, Landmarks Orchestra, and the Longy Student Association.  Yosenick is also the co-founder of the vocal chamber ensemble 415 Consort and an alumnus of C4: The Choral Composer Conductor Collective.

Yosenick holds a Master of Music in Historical Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.  He is also an avid chess player with a peak United States Chess Federation rating of 1950.