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Brian Giebler (Tenor)

Born: December 22, ____ - Phoenixville, Pennsyislvania, USA

The American tenor, Brian Giebler, studied at the Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville, Pennsyislvania (2001-2005); and at the University of Maryland, College Park (2005-2006). He obtained his Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (2006-2010); and his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (2010-2012). He is also an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England (2008). He spent two summers (2011, 2012) as a Young Artist with the Aspen Opera Theater Center. He was a finalist in the Tafelmusik International Vocal Competition, a semi-finalist in the American Traditions Competition, and received Honorable Mention at the Biennial Bach Vocal Competition sponsored by the American Bach Society and the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. This upcoming summer, he is a finalist in the Handel Aria Competition and will be the Tenor Vocal Fellow at the (2017) Oregon Bach Festival.

Garnering praise for his “most impressive… bright, clear tone and lively personality” (New York Times), Brian Giebler is a “faultless high tenor” (Seattle Times) with “great elegance of tone and phrasing” (Baltimore Sun). From Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the GRAMMY®-nominated Trinity Wall Street Choir under Julian Wachner to Igor Stravinsky with The Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, Giebler’s “lovely tone and deep expressivity” (New York Times) and "expressive and elegant phrasing" (Cleveland Classical) is well-suited to a variety of music. He has been a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall), Virginia Symphony Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, New York City Chamber Orchestra (Carnegie Hall), Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Wall Street (Lincoln Center), Apollo's Fire (Director: Jeannette Sorrell), Seraphic Fire, GRAMMY® Award winning Conspirare, TENET, New York Baroque Incorporated, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the Saginaw Bay Orchestra. Recent engagements include J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass (BWV 232) with Trinity Wall Street Choir (“voix plus que remarquables”, Le Devoir), Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Green Mountain Project (“splendid… agile figuration”, Boston Music Intelligencer), J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) with Seraphic Fire ("gleaming tones", South Florida Classical Review), and the Carmel Bach Festival, where he was a 2015 Virginia Best Adams Fellow.

Brian Giebler performs with chamber ensembles throughout the country, including GRAMMY® Award winning Conspirare of Austin, GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire of Miami, GRAMMY® nominated Clarion Music Society in New Tork City, and he is a member of the GRAMMY® nominated Trinity Wall Street Choir in Manhattan, where he currently resides. He can be heard frequently with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, Ekmeles, TENET, True Concord Artists, Blue Heron, Green Mountain Project, Yale Choral Artists, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Musica Sacra, and Sounding Light. While living in Seattle, he was a member of the Seattle Opera Chorus where he performed Puccini’s La Bohème and Wagner's Götterdämmerung.

With “one of the purest tenor voices” (DramaIntheHood) “that would make anyone melt” (BroadwayWorld), Brian Giebler recently received much critical acclaim as Marius in a regional production of Les Misérables and was recently nominated for a 2014 Gregory Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical) for his performance. An active crossover artist, Brian was also praised for his portrayal of Fabrizio in Adam Guettel's The Light in the Piazza (Best Musical nomination, 2011 Wilde Awards), being hailed as a “powerful tenor for such a young man” (Milan News). He has played such iconic roles as Dickon in The Secret Garden, Cain/Japheth in Children of Eden, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, and Jack in Into the Woods (Best Supporting Actor, 2005 Anvil Awards). Brian covered the roles of Tony in Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (Aspen), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Aspen), and Lt. Cable in South Pacific with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2010, Brian Giebler was seen on Philadelphia’s Fox 29 News as the 2010 Delco Idol musical theater competition winner at the Media Theatre in Pennsylvania. He was also a featured artist with the Skaneateles Music Festival in “Broadway comes to Brook Farm” under guest musical director Paul Sportelli. In Seattle, he had the pleasure of singing with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in their 2012 Holiday production of the Seattle-favorite, The Nutty Nutcracker, inserting classical music and popular Christmas tunes over top of the sweeping Tchaikovsky score.

At a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Brian performed as Brian Giebler in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte and as Bardolfo in Falstaff. He has also sung the roles of Basilio in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro, Pedrillo in W.A. Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus. Brian made his international debut in Italy with the International Opera Theater of Philadelphia, premiering the operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s La Tempesta as Ariele.

A little known fact about Brian is his expertise on trumpet. At Eastman, Brian Giebler studied in the trumpet department as a primary student and performed with the internationally acclaimed Eastman Wind Ensemble. He also performed with the Eastman Lab Jazz Band, University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, University of Maryland Concert Band, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at Verizon Hall, and the University of the Arts Regional Grammy Jazz Band. In the pit, he played for Les Miserables (Media Theatre), Cabaret, and Assassins (Eastman).

Source: Brian Giebler Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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C-3 (2013, Video): BWV 175

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Brian Giebler - Tenor (Official Website)
Brian Giebler on Facebook

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