Biography

Grant Yosenick 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, and musical theater/cabaret.

Yosenick’s recent operatic stage credits include 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, the title role of Zemlinksy’s Der Zwerg, Barigoule in Pauline Viardot’s rarely performed Cendrillion, and the First Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.  As a concert soloist, Yosenick has also recently performed as a principal singer in Carl Orff's Camrina Burana with the Paul Madore Chorale 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 in Cambridge, and Triad: Boston's Choral Collective.  In recent years Yosenick has been a part of several notable producitons 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).  Yosenick is also the co-founder of the vocal chamber ensemble 415 Consort with which he performs frequently in the Boston area. He is also 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.

Artistic Statement

"I believe that a piece of music, and in fact any work of art, can be objectively beautiful if it is expertly composed and meticulously prepared and performed.  As a professional musician and music scholar, it is my privilege to render the music I perform so that it exudes a particular beauty or affect in the ears of the listener.  For the true value of a work of music lies in its objective beauty and ability to elicit passion and emotion in those who hear it.  Though I specialize in performing historical music, I strive always in my performance to bring out the beauty in the music I perform." - Grant Yosenick