“Darren Chase sings with beautiful gravity and resonance Gustav Mahler’s heart-wrenching Kindertotenlieder.” – Arts Journal, 2015
“Darren Chase filled the Mahler songs with manly feeling.”-The Observer, 2015
“He has a young but polished and mature voice, a very masculine tenor, with complete control through his whole dynamic range. By turns his singing is delicate, powerful, intimate, commanding.” – Classical Voice, 2014
“His voice is rich and creamy, but divulges a brightness even in the lower ranges. He can reach the higher notes with seeming ease, and nothing here ever poses a challenge to his considerable vocal technique.” – Classical Net, 2014
Darren Chase is the winner of the 2013 American Prize in Art Song. He has recorded two albums, Robert Schumann: Liederkreis and The Young Debussy and recently published a beginner’s singing manual titled Singing from the Inside. Darren’s newest project is a concert tour of Schubert’s Winterreisewith performances in the original German as well as his own English translation: thewinterjourney.blogspot.com
Darren’s wide repertoire includes performances with the Santa Fe Opera, the American Bach Soloists, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals, the International Contemporary Ensemble and Exilkabarett. He holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Boston University and the City College of New York in performance studies, music and education.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Darren teaches English at the New Design High School, a public school in his Lower East Side neighborhood.