Christian Mark Gibbs TENOR is from New York City. Mr. Gibbs made his second solo appearance on the Carnegie Hall stage in March of 2016. He has performed throughout the New York City tri-state area and Colorado, and his travels took him overseas to Israel, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, and Singapore. He has performed in multiple world premieres in New York City, Switzerland, and Singapore, from operas and solo performances to chamber and solo vocal quartets. His recent roles include Frederic in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Alfred in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Count Danilovich in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe, and Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. He is currently preparing the title role in Handel’s Serse and to perform Ralph Vaughn Williams’ On Wenlock Edge with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Gibbs was recently a district winner and regional finalist at the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Vocal Competition. He recently placed 1st at the 2017 Grand Junction Symphony Young Artist Competition, received the Shirley and Marlis Smith Award (5th Place of 15) in the 2017 Denver Lyric Opera Guild (DLOG) Vocal Competition, and received the 2017 Pikes Peak Opera League Career Grant. As a chorister, Mr. Gibbs has performed with the Collegiate Chorale under the direction of both the late Robert Bass and former conductor James Bagwell. He has performed with the Collegiate Chorale and the Verbier Festival Orchestra under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Daniel Harding, and Marc Minkowski. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Alan Gilbert, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Zubin Mehta and guest conductor Riccardo Muti. He has recently been in the ensemble of the Verbier Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Music Series. With these opportunities he has had the privilege to share the stage with great names such as Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Barbara Frittoli, Thomas Quastoff, René Pape, Willard White, Krassimira Stoyanova, Gerald Finley, and Vittorio Grigolo. Mr. Gibbs is a graduate of Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. During his time there, he premiered two opera works by composer Bruce Saylor and was the tenor soloist in a world premiere with the Queens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Constantine Kitsopoulos. Mr. Gibbs will be spending the summer of 2017 at the prestigious Aspen Music Summer Festival on a full scholarship. Mr. Gibbs is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at Colorado State University.
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