Acclaimed for his “exemplary diction and rich baritone voice,” Aaron Engebreth maintains an active solo career and has been featured as a soloist in performances from Sapporo Japan's Kitara Hall, to Boston's Symphony Hall, to Le Theatre de la Ville in Paris. He gave his debut at Washington's Kennedy Center in 2008 and has been a guest of the Tanglewood and Ravinia Music Festivals as well as the Portland, San Diego and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras.Mr. Engebreth has received significant recognition for his interpretation of early music and is a frequent soloist with many of the country’s finest early-music organizations including the American Bach Soloists, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Miami Bach Society, Boston Baroque, Boston Camerata and Santa Fe Pro Musica. Mr. Engebreth was a core member of Emmanuel Music from 2002-2008, joining a thirty-five year tradition of weekly performances of Bach’s sacred cantatas under the direction of the late Craig Smith. He considers this experience the highlight of his musical life thus far.
Increasingly sought-after as a recording artist, Mr. Engebreth is featured on two operatic recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival and Radio Bremen, both of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Operatic Recording: the 2007 release of Lully's Thésée (also nominated for a 2008 Gramophone Award), and the 2008 release of Lully's Psyché. He is featured in recordings of John Deak's The Passion of Scrooge with the Firebird Ensemble, Lukas Foss's oratorio The Prairie with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and he created the role of Jack Matthews in the premiere recording of Eric Sawyer's opera Our American Cousin. Mr. Engebreth has also served on the music faculty of the Boston Conservatory and is an artistic director of the Florestan Recital Project. He lives with his wife, Katherine and their two daughters, in Portland, Maine.