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Matthew Hoch


Dr. Hoch has performed as a Bach soloist with many professional organizations, including the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (in Bach’s cantatas BWV 56 and BWV 173a), Oregon Bach Festival (in Bach’s St Matthew Passion), Hartford Symphony (in Bach's Magnificat), Connecticut Choral Artists (in Bach’s B Minor Mass), and the Vox Consort (in Bach's St John Passion). His professional oratorio experience includes over a dozen other works by JS Bach, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and Dona Nobis Pacem, Howells’ Requiem, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Dvořák’s Te Deum, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Recent orchestral performances include Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. He has also performed many chamber works, including Schütz’s Fili mi, Absalon, Fauré’s La bonne chanson, Quilter’s Three Pastoral Songs, and Barber’s Dover Beach with a variety of ensembles, including the Balkan String Quartet and the Blue Mountain Chamber Players.

Recent operatic credits have included Horace Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land, Ben in The Telephone, He in Will You Marry Me, David in A Hand of Bridge, Falke in Die Fledermaus, Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio in Un ballo in maschera, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi and Dido and Aeneas. Dr. Hoch has held summer apprenticeships with Ash Lawn Opera and the College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod. From 2003–2005 he was the baritone soloist at historic Trinity Church on Copley Square in Boston. At Ithaca College and The Hartt School, he was a winner of both schools’ prestigious concerto competitions.

A champion of art song and recital singing, Dr. Hoch recently performed Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch at Spivey Hall. He has sung most of the major song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, as well as other cycles and sets by Brahms, Strauss, Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Leguerney, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Britten, Copland, Barber, and de Falla. Dr. Hoch performs in over a dozen languages and is particularly committed to the German, French, and English art song repertories.

Also interested in new music, Dr. Hoch can be heard as a soloist on the Navona recording of Kile Smith’s Vespers with the Piffaro Renaissance Band and the Crossing. At the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, he studied twentieth century vocal techniques in New York City with Meredith Monk, a workshop that resulted in his solo and conducting debuts in Carnegie's Zankel Hall. As a soloist, he has sung world premieres by Robert Kyr, Daniel Asia, Jocelyn Hagen, Norman Mathews, Denis von Paris, and Sorrel Hayes. His voice teachers have included Larry Weller, Mark St Laurent, Joanna Levy, Mitchell Piper, Susan Clickner, Carol McAmis, Randie Blooding, and Donald Nally.


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