steven caldicott wilson

“Steven Caldicott Wilson was a powerful, polished and moving Evangelist”

Steve Smith, NY Times, April 15, 2011

“The soloists — Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; and Jesse Blumberg, baritone — were well matched in the duets, and consistently moving in their solo contributions”

Allan Kozinn, NY Times, May 21, 2012

“The part of Nicolas was sung with steadiness and sensitivity by the tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, who was impassioned without ever straining, and calm in his death scene.”

Zachary Woolfe, NY Times, Dec. 28, 2015

“Steven Caldicott Wilson projected Judas’s valor and faith powerfully”

Allan Kozinn, NY Times, May 18, 2011

“Mr. Wilson’s lithe, shapely tenor gave his arias a sense of authority.”

Allan Kozinn, NY Times, Dec 7, 2011

Tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson joined the twice GRAMMY-nominated classical a cappella vocal quartet New York Polyphony in 2011, and is an inagural member of The Leonids debuing May 2022. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in December 2010 in Handel’s Messiah, and has had solo appearances at Symphony Hall Boston, Alice Tully Hall, and with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra NYC as the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and multiple Bach cantata recitals.

Founded in 2006, New York Polyphony is dedicated to historical performance of medieval and renaissance repertoire as well as modern commissions and educational outreach. They performed as the only invited vocal ensemble at the Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival in Norway (where they will return in 2023), and made their South American debut at the Cartagena Festival International de Música in 2019. They have sung in 43 US states and 14 countries. They will make their debut in Japan in 2023.

Steven is an engaging and versatile musician, combining sensitive expression with a disciplined attention to detail in solo and ensemble settings. His career has focused not only on historical performance practice but also the performance of new music. Steven is also a skilled pianist, teacher, and coach. A native of Virginia, he has been based in Pittsburgh since September 2019. He travels frequently, domestically and abroad, and eagerly pursues opportunities to prepare new works and to interpret historical music. He is an enlisted veteran of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants, and a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale University Voice Masters program in early music, oratorio, and chamber ensemble.


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