A dramatic baritone with a rich and powerful voice, Mr. Chai-lun Yueh is an internationally acclaimed performing artist, music director, voice educator. He is the first Chinese-born classical musician nominated for the Grammy Awards; winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions of the New England Region; Finalist at The Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition; Grant recipient of New York Women Composers; Golden award and Best Male Voice in Classical category from the Global Music Awards and The Prestige Music Award for his CD album of “24 Italian Songs and Arias”, and the finalist of The American Prize.
Mr. Yueh currently teaches at the Hartt School and has been awarded as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Voice (twice) from The University of Hartford; he is a long-time voice faculty at Wesleyan University; and served as Chairman of Voice department at the Hartford Conservatory for three executive terms.
Receiving Artist Diploma and Master of Music degrees from The Hartt School after graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music of China, Mr. Yueh continued his advanced studies with Professor Marlena Malas at The Julliard School.
He has worked closely with world renowned artists, directors, and conductors such as Sir. Yehudi Menuhin, Gino Bechi, Sherrill Milnes, Anton Guadagno, Yves Abel, Benton Hess, and Adelaide Bishop. He has performed in many leading/major roles in opera such as Tonio, Rigoletto, Giorgio Germont, Escamillo, Figaro, Beron Scarpia, Marcello, Sharpless, Count Almaviva, Valentine, and Don Giovanni. His voice has been heard at The National Opera of China, Austin Lyric Opera, Baltimore Opera, Connecticut Opera, Hawaii Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut and among many others.
Mr. Yueh has performed at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium for over six times, also at Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago and Boston Symphony Halls, The Strathmore Music Hall in Washington DC, Jordan Hall in Boston, Woolsey Hall at Yale University. Mr. Yueh has worked closely with Mr. Richard Coffey, Dr. Christopher Shepard of the Hartford Chorale and CONCORA, and Ms. Carolyn Kuan of the Hartford Symphony. His repertoire extended from Bach’s B minor Mass, St. John and St. Mathew’s Passion, to Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Faure Requiems, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Dvorak’s Mass in D, Te Deum, op.103, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Mr. Yueh has also performed extensively in Europe in Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, London, Prague, and China.
Mr. Yueh served as Music Director and conductor for Connecticut Women’s Chorale (2006-2021), two terms of the Board of Directors of CONCORA and the Chairman of its Concert Committee, also the Music Director for the Yellow River Cantata project at The Carnegie Hall, and The Kanghua Singers of Greater Hartford.
A former Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Texas, Mr. Yueh is a full member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and The National Music Honer Society (Pi Kappa Lambda), he’s a frequent lecturer at his Alma Mater, The Central Conservatory of Music, China, and a Visiting Professor at the Conservatory of Music, Ningbo University, China.
This will be Mr. Yueh’s fifth appearance with the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra.