Gene Stenger


Hailed as an “impressive tenor” (The New York Times) who sings with “sweet vibrancy” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) Gene Stenger is one of the country’s most called upon Bach specialists who is also heralded for his performances of oratorios by Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.

Mr. Stenger has been a featured soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, New Haven Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Bach Society of St. Louis, Bach Akademie Charlotte, TENET Vocal Artists, Emmanuel Music, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. Gene’s 2023-2024 season includes solo debuts with Washington Bach Consort (Bach’s St. John Passion), Winston-Salem Symphony (Handel’s Messiah), North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (Handel’s Messiah), and Spire Chamber Ensemble (Handel’s Messiah).

Equally at home in chamber music, he has performed with numerous professional ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society, the GRAMMY® award-winning Apollo’s Fire: the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, the GRAMMY® nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, the GRAMMY® nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Clarion Music Society, Boston Baroque, and the Yale Choral Artists.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Gene holds degrees from Yale University’s School of Music, and Institute of Sacred Music, Colorado State University, and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. He currently resides in New Haven, CT, where he serves as instructor of voice at Yale.