The American bass, Steven Hrycelak, studied at Spencerport High School in Rochester, New York (Class of 1998). He obtained his degree in Music from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (Class of 2002); and his degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (Class of 2007). At Yale he sang with the world-renowned Yale Whiffenpoofs.
Steven Hrycelak is equally at home as an operatic, concert, and ensemble performer. He has performed with the New York Choral Artists, New York Virtuoso Singers, Toby Twining Music, ekmeles, Early Music New York, Vox, TENET, Equal Voices, Meridionalis, Seraphic Fire, and the vocal jazz quintet West Side 5. He has also been a frequent soloist at Trinity Church Wall Street, as well as with NYS Baroque, Pegasus, Musica Sacra, 4ª4 Festival of Baroque Music, New York Collegium, Waverly Consort, American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Music Festival, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Union Avenue Opera, and The Collegiate Chorale, with whom he made his Lincoln Center debut. Recent operatic roles include Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Opera Omnia, which the New York Times hailed as having “a graceful bearing and depth.” He has also traveled the USA, Canada, and Europe, performing in Frank London’s Klezmer musical A Night in the Old Marketplace. Additionally, he is an active coach/accompanist. He currently lives in New York City.