A native of Kansas City, MO, tenor Andrew Fuchs is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician. Passionate about performing the music of our time, his recent solo appearances include Steve Reich’s Three Tales, Daniel Variations, and You Are (Variations), all with Ensemble Signal at Disney Hall and Miller Theatre; the world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Verschwindenes Wort at The Juilliard School’s Focus Festival; the world premiere of Zachary Wadsworth’s oratorio, Spire and Shadow, with Downtown Voices; Tomasso in Laura Schwendinger’s opera, Artemisia, at Trinity Wall Street’s Time’s Arrow Festival; 21st-century American art songs with Philadelphia’s Lyric Fest; and the NY premiere of David Leisner’s song cycle, Of Darkness and Light, on the Music on Madison recital series. Other recent highlights include Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, Curlew River, and Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Misael in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace and Tristan in Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé with Montreal’s Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime; the Evangelist in both the St. Matthew and St. John Passions with the Saint Andrew Chorale and Canticum Novum; Bach’s Magnificat with the American Classical Orchestra (Lincoln Center solo debut); and Monteverdi’s Vespers with The Thirteen (Kennedy Center solo debut).
2017-2018 highlights include a principal role in Daniel Thomas Davis’s new chamber opera, Six. Twenty. Outrageous, based on plays by Gertrude Stein, with American Opera Projects and the Momenta Quartet; William Shield’s 18th-century opera, The Woodman, with Brandywine Baroque; San Giacomo in Schmelzer’s opera, La Memorie Dolorose with TENET; Rosenmüller Christmas Vespers and Bruhns cantatas with ARTEK; Monteverdi madrigals and First Sailor in Dido and Aeneas with Pegasus Early Music; Messiah with Spire Chamber Ensemble; Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah as a guest of New York Polyphony; and L’Orfeo (ensemble) with Apollo’s Fire on tour.
An adept chamber singer, he frequently performs with preeminent ensembles such as ARTEK, Pegasus Early Music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony, Seraphic Fire, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Musica Sacra, and the Clarion Choir. He has collaborated on numerous commercial recordings, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe, the Clarion Choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated Steinberg: Passion Week, Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli with New York Polyphony, and Paola Prestini’s Oceanic Verses.
Andrew spent two summers as a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (where he studied with Dawn Upshaw and Håkan Hagegård); was a Fellow at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, focusing on American art songs by living composers, led by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith; and was a finalist in the 2015 Joy In Singing competition. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he also earned his master’s degree. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with his partner, oboist Scott Bartucca, and their mischievous tuxedo cat, Lucy.