Steven Hrycelak, a Ukrainian-American bass from Rochester, New York, has crafted a career focused on both new and early repertoires. As a new music singer, he is a founding member of the vocal ensemble Ekmeles, which was recently awarded the 2023 Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Ensemble Prize. He has also performed with Roomful of Teeth and Toby Twining Music, and at festivals including Ostrava Days in the Czech Republic, New Music New College, Prototype, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. He is a longtime member of the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, with whom he has been a frequent soloist on works from Schütz, Bach, and Handel to Stravinsky, George Crumb, and Terry Riley, and has worked on over a dozen recordings, both as a vocalist and as a diction coach. In the early music domain, he has toured Handel’s Theodora with The English Concert, performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group in Purcell and Handel operas, performed Monteverdi with Opera Omnia, and works with Pegasus, NYS Baroque, ARTEK, the Portland Bach Experience, TENET Vocal Artists, and The Green Mountain Project. He also performs regularly with Blue Heron and is proud to have sung on their album Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Vol. 5, which won a Gramophone Award in 2018. In the spring of 2022 he toured the UK with TENET to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Thomas Tomkins’s birth, and in August 2022 had the pleasure of finally doing a twice-delayed run of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Pegasus. Steven studied at Indiana University and Yale University, where he sang with the Yale Whiffenpoofs. He is also a vocal coach and accompanist.