Jonathan Woody, Artistic Director, Bass-Baritone

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Jonathan Woody, Bass-Baritone

Artistic Director: 

Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody is a sought-after performer of early and new music in New York and across the United States. Equally comfortable as soloist and ensemble member, Jonathan is a member of the Grammy®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, where he has earned praise as "charismatic" and "riveting" from the New York Times for his solo work. In 2016, Jonathan was named the winner of the first Tafelmusik Vocal Competition in Toronto, Canada, and subsequently made his debut as soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Other recent solo engagements include the premiere of Ted Hearne's The Source at Brooklyn Academy of Music, a nationwide tour of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Apollo's Fire, and appearances with American Classical Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, Bach Collegium San Diego, Nashville Symphony, Pegasus Early Music, and Spire Chamber Ensemble. Festival credits include Carmel Bach Festival (as 2013 Virginia Best Adams Fellow), Oregon Bach Festival (as 2014 Vocal Fellow), American Bach Soloists Academy, and Amherst Early Music (appearing with New York Polyphony). Jonathan has joined Opera Lafayette, Gotham Chamber Opera, New Amsterdam Presents and Beth Morrison Productions for recent staged productions, and was a 2015-2016 Vocal Fellow for American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice forum. Jonathan has recorded with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the Musica Omnia label and with New York Polyphony under the BIS Records label. Jonathan holds degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and McGill University and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Owen McIntosh, Executive Director, Tenor

Owen McIntosh, Tenor

Executive Director

Acclaimed as a “lovely, tender high tenor” by the New York Times, Owen McIntosh has enjoyed a diverse career of chamber music and solo performance ranging from bluegrass to reggae, heavy metal to art song, and opera to oratorio. A native of remote Northern California, Mr. McIntosh has shared the stage with the country’s finest ensembles including Apollo’s Fire, Blue Heron, Boston Baroque, Carmel Bach Festival, Les Canards Chantants, New Vintage Baroque, Staunton Music Festival, TENET, Trident Ensemble, True Concord, Bach Collegium San Diego and the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Recent solo engagements include; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Boston Baroque, Haydn's chamber opera L'isola Disabitata with the American Classical Orchestra, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Apollo's Fire and Green Mountain Project, Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Grand Rapids Symphony, il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with Opera Omnia and Boston Baroque, and Evangelist in Bach's St. John Passion with Tucson Chamber Artists.

Michael Maliakel, Baritone

Michael Maliakel, Baritone

Baritone Michael Maliakel enjoys a diverse repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and musical theater. An avid ensemble performer, he has appeared with several of New York’s top choral ensembles. Michael received his earliest musical training in the American Boychoir. Recent operatic roles include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, the Shoe Salesman in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, Monsieur Presto in Les mamelles de Tirésias, and the Baritone in Phillip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox. Awards: First Prize - NATS National Music Theater Competition; Third Prize - Lotte Lenya Competition. B.M. - Peabody Institute of Music.

Steven Soph, Tenor

Steven Soph, Tenor

Described as a "superb vocal soloist" by The Washington Post, tenor Steven Soph performs music early and new throughout North America and Europe. As an oratorio soloist, Steven has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, City Choir of Washington, Bach Society of St. Louis, Chicago Chorale, Colorado Bach Ensemble, and Mainly Mozart Festival. Steven performs with acclaimed vocal ensembles including GRAMMY® Award-winning Conspirare and Roomful of Teeth; GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trident; Yale Choral Artists; Cut Circle; Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Apollo Master Chorale; Ensemble Origo; and Spire Chamber Ensemble. Steven holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale School of Music and was an artist fellow at the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals. www.stevensoph.com

Daniel Moody, Countertenor

Daniel Moody, Countertenor

Daniel Moody has garnered widespread acclaim for his commanding yet expressive vocal timbre and his breathtaking musicianship.  Praised as having a “vocal resonance, [which] makes a profoundly startling impression” (The New York Times) and for his “vivid and powerful” voice (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Mr. Moody is equally known for his “sweet and melancholy sound” (The Washington Post) and ability to “pierce hearts” and “utterly silence a room” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) with his expressivity and deep connection with audiences.

Recent opera appearances include Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the title roles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and L’Enfant in Ravel’s L'Enfant et les sortileges.  In Mr. Moody’s most recent role as Rinaldo, he drew attention from the San Diego Story for his unusually powerful tone: “[Mr. Moody] may help to create a new operatic vocal category: Helden Countertenor.”  Mr. Moody has also appeared in Mark Morris’ productions of Britten’s Curlew River and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where the Financial Times noted his “inspired and absorbing performances”.

A proponent of early music, Mr. Moody has performed at the Boston, Indianapolis and Washington Early Music Festivals, Maryland’s Mountainside Baroque, and Boston’s Antico Moderno, and under such conductors as Stefan Asbury, Nicholas Kramer, Ken Lam, and Lyle Nordstrom.  A graduate of the prestigious Yale Voxtet – resident at Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music – he has performed as a soloist at such venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, London’s St. John’s Smith Square and, Cambridge’s Trinity College, working closely with renowned conductors David Hill, Simon Carrington, Masaaki Suzuki, and Matthew Halls.  His performances have been broadcast live in concert on BBC Radio 3 in the United Kingdom, and on Boston’s WGBH, Indiana’s WFIU, WSHU’s Sunday Baroque.

Highlights of 2015-16 include the American premiere of George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song at the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as invitations to perform St. Matthew Passion at St. Peter’s Church in New York, Handel’s Messiah with the Charleston Symphony and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) at the Lakes Area Music Festival (Minnesota), and with La Fiocco.  He was also invited as one of four vocalists in Joyce DiDonato's Carnegie Hall opera workshop, broadcast on Medici TV.

Mr. Moody is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM ’14) and sang with the at the Washington National Cathedral Choir during his years in Baltimore.  He recently graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and has won awards at the Handel Aria Competition, the New York Oratorio Society Competition, and the Russell Wonderlic Competition.

Edmund Milly, Deputy Director, Bass-Baritone

Edmund Milly, Bass-Baritone

Deputy Director  

Edmund Milly, bass-baritone, enjoys a dual career as both soloist and ensemble musician. Based in Brooklyn, he sings regularly with the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and is a founding member of Trident Ensemble. He has been featured as a soloist on several international radio broadcasts through CBC and BBC, and has recently appeared with such groups as Clarion Society, Mark Morris Dance Group, the Thirteen, Spire Chamber Ensemble, and Yale Schola Cantorum. A graduate of the American Boychoir School, McGill University (B.A., B.M., M.A.), and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (M.M.), Edmund approaches musical interpretation with a scholarly rigor that lends itself to expressive performances of oratorio and lieder alike.

Jonathan May, Countertenor

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Jonathan May, Countertenor

Jonathan May is sought after as a performer on concert and opera stages alike. He performs regularly with Early Music New York, Choral Chameleon, and the New York Continuo Collective, with which he most recently sang the title role in Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo. Other season highlights include an appearance as alto soloist in Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Canticum Scholare, singing at a chamber choral conducting masterclass with Simon Carrington at the Norfolk Music Summer Festival, and a performance of Tallis' Spem in alium with The Tallis Scholars sponsored by Carnegie Hall. He holds a degree in music from Dartmouth College.

Nickolas Karageorgiou, Tenor Guest Artist

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Nick Karageorgiou, Tenor Guest Artist

Nick Karageorgiou is quickly gaining reputation as a formidable high tenor in the chamber music scene. Reviewed as having an "effortless tenor" voice (Duluth News Tribune), he has been heard singing with groups such as The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, The St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, True Concord, The Crossing, The Rose Ensemble, The Mirandola Ensemble, The Thirteen, Variant Six, and Kinnara Ensemble.

As a soloist, Nick has been heard tackling the works of Bach under Matthew Glandorf and Choral Arts Philadelphia. On NYE, he sang as tenor soloist in Bach's complete Christmas Oratorio, in addition to a handful of secular and sacred Bach cantatas. This NYE, he will be singing in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. He has also been heard as the tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Exultate in Minneapolis.

This will be Nick's second engagement with Trident Ensemble. He is beyond excited and grateful for another opportunity to collaborate with stellar colleagues.

Gideon Crevoshay, Tenor, Season 2 Guest Artist

Gideon Crevoshay, Tenor

Georgian/Corsican Specialist

Season 2 Guest Artist

Gideon Crevoshay is a musician from the hills of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He primarily uses the human voice to explore the countless dimensions of sound, language, and improvisation. Gideon studies ancient polyphonic forms of singing from around the world, particularly from the US, Caucasus, and Mediterranean, finding inspiration in the wisdom and nuance contained within these traditions. He performs regularly with many projects including Tenores de Aterúe, Resonanda, Starry Mountain Singers, and Briars of North America, and is grateful to have been able to perform with such artists as Meredith Monk, Cynthia Hopkins, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Gideon teaches polyphonic singing with the world music organization, Village Harmony, and has been Artistic Facilitator with the State Department sponsored international music festival, OneBeat, since its inception in 2012. Gideon is thrilled to be joining Trident for this special program of music. 

 

Paul d'Arcy, Tenor, Season 2 Guest Artist

Paul d'Arcy, Tenor           Season 2 Guest Artist

Paul D'Arcy is in demand nationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and music educator. Formerly of Austin, TX, he performs with the Austin Symphony, GRAMMY® winning Conspirare, ensemble viii, Convergence, and the Texas Early Music Project. Paul also performs with the San Diego Bach Collegium, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Vox Humana of Dallas, True Concord of Tucson, the Apollo Master Chorale of Minnesota, Spire of Kansas City, the Advent Choir of Boston, and in the Victoria Bach Festival.  Recent solo appearances include Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem with the Austin Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Concordia University, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Advent Choir of Boston, Monteverdi’s Vespers with ensemble viii, Schütz's Musikalische Exequien with the Texas Early Music Project, and the world premiere of Mozart Requiem Undead at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX. He has performed on numerous recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Reference Recordings, Naxos, and PBS, including the 2015 Grammy winning album, The Sacred Spirit of Russia with Conspirare. Paul also maintains an active voice studio of approximately thirty students.

Ricky Torres-Cooban, Bass-baritone, Season 2 Guest Artist

Ricky Torres-Cooban,

 Bass-baritone 

 Ricky Torres-Cooban has enjoyed a colorful performance career with a variety of ensembles throughout the country and internationally including Boston Baroque. Highlights of his operatic performances include the role of Papageno in Boston Lyric Opera's Outreach Tour of The Magic Flute, Dr. Gibbs in the New England Premiere of Ned Rorem's Our Town, and both Simone and the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Mr. Torres-Cooban has been privileged to originate several new works including the title role in Huelskamp's The Year of the Serpent with Juventas New Music Ensemble and the bass soloist in Ordway's the Festival Mass for the Great Vigil of Easter. Other celebrated concert performances have included Rameau's Aquilon et Orithie as a part of the 2014 Berkeley Early Music Festival as well as bass soloist in Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem. Ricky first studied music at New York University where he completed his Bachelor of Music with Gregory Sheppard. After pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music with the late James McDonald, he completed a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.S. in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology at Stanford University. In addition to his musical pursuits, Ricky is a coastal and water resources engineer.