A native of New York’s Hudson Valley, tenor Christopher Sokolowski has performed a wide repertoire of concert and operatic works for international audiences, from the early baroque to world premieres, and has been recognized by the New York Times for his “solid, attractive tone.” Recent engagements include Franck’s Seven Last Words of Christ (Haarlems Gemengd Koor, Netherlands), the American and Asian premieres of Moto Osada’s Four Nights of Dream (Japan Society of New York, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan), and O+A’s Requiem fff (documenta festival, Greece). Throughout 2017 Christopher took part in the premieres of three new works: Laura Schwendinger’s Artemisia (Times Arrow Festival, Trinity Wall Street), Andrew Seligson’s Memory (Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra), and John Myers’ Paintings in Song (Crescendo Ensemble, Great Barrington).
In concert, he has performed with ensembles across the United States in works such as Britten’s War Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Esther, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Magnificat; and on stage, as the Father in Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden (Tanglewood Music Center), Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (IU Summer Music Series), Oronte in Handel’s Alcina (Indiana University Opera Theater), Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar), Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (Phoenicia Festival of the Voice), Alfred in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (Purchase Opera), and le Mari in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias (Purchase Opera). He was a prize winner in the American Prize competition, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and the Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition. He received his B.M. from SUNY Purchase, his M.M. from Indiana University where he was an associate instructor of voice, and was a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2016.
For the 2018-’19 season, Christopher will join the opera studio of the Staatsoper Stuttgart.