While we are currently unsure when live performances may resume due to safety measures being taken during the global COVID-19 pandemic, please return at the end of this summer to see what Brian may be up to next season! Until then, please stay safe, and be sure to check out his debut
album, a lad's love!
During the previous season, Brian took the stage as Adam in Julian Wachner and Cerise Jacob’s REV 23
(directer James Darrah; conductor Daniela Candillari) at the prestigious Prototype Festival in NYC,
graced the stage of Carnegie Hall singing Handel’s Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York,
and rang through the National Cathedral singing Haydn with the Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort Orchestra. As an escape from the cold, he flew south to sing Messiah with the
Naples Philharmonic. In notable return engagements, Brian sang love duets on Valentines Day
with acclaimed soprano Erica Schuller and GRAMMY®-winning orchestra Apollo’s Fire.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, appearances with Santa Fe Pro Musica, Leipzig Bach Festival,
Berkshire Choral Festival, Bach Virtuosi Festival, TENET, Apollo’s Fire, Clarion Music Society, Manhattan Concert Productions (Carnegie Hall), and the Composers Conference Ensemble were all postponed or cancelled.
In the 2018/19 season, Brian sang Apollo in Handel's Semele with The English Concert and The Clarion Choir in an international tour under esteemed conductor Harry Bicket. He also joined the Grand Rapids Symphony, Musica Sacra, Baltimore Choral Arts, Dartmouth Handel Society, and the Mark Morris Dance Group at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival for his solo debuts. On stage, Brian took on the comedic role of Arnalta in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Boston Baroque, joining a star-studded cast including Anthony Roth Costanzo and Amanda Forsythe. He sang and recorded the role of Iff, the Water Genie in Wuorinen's Haroun and the Sea of Stories with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which will be released in 2020. Return engagements included the Syracuse Symphoria, Sounding Light, New York Baroque Inc., and True Concord Artists, leading a riveting Bach St. Matthew Passion as Evangelist.
The 2017/18 season brought Brian success in the competition circuit, with a 2nd Place win (Stanley C. Meyerson Award) in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall, and the Richard Chambless People's Choice Award at the 2018 American Traditions Competition. He made his MainStage debut with Charlottesville Opera as Jack in Into the Woods, and created the title role in Anathema: The Turing Opera at National Sawdust, by William Antoniou. Solo debuts this season were with the Handel & Haydn Society, American Classical Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, the Talea Ensemble, and Clarion Music Society.
Brian's varied appearances in the 2016/17 season included the Cleveland Orchestra under
Franz Welser-Möst (singing Stravinsky's Threni), the premiere of Bresnick's Passion of Bloom with the Yale Symphony Orchestra, a Bach St. John Passion as the Tenor Young Artist with the Oregon Bach Festival,
and a set of Bach cantatas with Apollo's Fire.
Brian's breakthrough season as a soloist came in 2015/16, when he headed up three different performances of Handel's Messiah (including the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore), sang his first Bach St. Matthew Passion Evangelist with Music at Trinity Wall Street, received his first New York Times review for a performance of Handel's Esther in Manhattan, sang a Mozart Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and took Honorable Mention in the American Bach Society's Vocal Competition. He also supplemented his education as a prestigious Virginia Best Adams Vocal Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival. Prior to this season, he had debuted with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, soloed with three major professional choral groups (Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, and True Concord Artists), and sang Marius in Les Misérables to critical acclaim in Seattle, WA.
NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT HELEN SYKES MANAGEMENT FOR A CURRENT RESUMÉ,
OR LIST OF CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS