He is a lyric baritone singer, voice-over artist and
teacher born in Long Island, New York, as one of ten children.
In 1991 he became a member of the men’s choral
ensemble Chanticleer and with them toured nationally and internationally
and making over a dozen recordings.
He left Chanticleer in 2000 and in 2004 was in a
documentary filmed at the Carmel Bach Festival where he was in a
masterclass series held there.
He has appeared as a soloist or ensemble member with
orchestras such as the American Bach Soloists, the Minnesota Orchestra, the
San Francisco Bach Choir and the San Francisco Ballet and is a staff singer
at Wall Street’s Trinity Church in New York.
Singing in many operas and productions, he has taken
part in J.S. Bach’s Passions and cantatas, Samuel Barber’s Dover
Beach, Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River, Handel’s Messiah,
Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah,
Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Puccini’s La Boheme,
Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Vivaldi’s Magnificat
as well as the world premiere of Stephen Paulus’s To Be Certain of
Of the albums he has recorded a few include the Grammy
Award winning Color of Love as well as Lost in the Stars,
Portrait and Sing We Christmas with Chanticleer and No-One is
Alone by Barbara Cook, Tavener: Ikos of Eros by the Minnesota
Orchestra and Cantate by The Troubadours of the Pacific Boy
His voice-over talents have been heard on several
commercials, documentaries and “on-hold” messages. In the field of musical education he
is currently a singing tutor on Long Island and in Manhattan.
Teldec 16676 (CD: Wondrous Love: A World Folk Song
Arranger - Chen Yi