David Powell tenor John Chernoff piano
David Powell graduated with MA in Physical Theater from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater, and a BA in Music Performance from Humboldt State University. Recently he performed as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Eureka Symphony and in Mozart’s Requiem with The North Valley Chamber Chorale. In New York he performed Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Lincoln Center and at the Symphony Space in New York with New York Lyric Opera, and premiered the role of Newland Archer in the new opera Age of Innocence with Classical Singing in New York. David studied opera at the Boston Conservatory and trains privately in New York. Since his return, he serves as Music Director for Ferndale Repertory Theater, North Coast Repertory Theater, and Children's Theater Humboldt, and has directed several new theatrical works in Humboldt County. David is excited to be part of TBAM this season, and grateful for the opportunity to bring one of Schubert’s masterworks to the festival.
John Chernoff is an active pianist in a variety of musical genres, performing across the United States, including appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and Symphony Space in New York City. John has also served as an accompanist for the Heifetz International Music Institute, coach for the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop, Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop and soloist with the Eureka Symphony. He is a frequent performer on the North State Symphony chamber music series at CSU Chico. His specialties include chamber music, art song, musical theater and orchestral concerto piano reductions. John is known for his capacity to read anything. Musicians and audiences agree that he can play any genre of music. He lights the audience on fire; lights his colleagues on fire as well. In 2019, The TBAM Festival Strings premiered John’s Piano Concerto for strings, winds and trumpet.