Known for his "expressive mastery," Philadelphia's "treasured tenor," Justin Gonzalez, has been performing for audiences for over a decade, and is a musician who is comfortable performing many genres: oratorio, concert, recital, musical theater, big band, and jazz combo.
In the last four years, Justin has been steadily making the transition from opera to oratorio, performing as a featured soloist in Fauré's Requiem (singing the baritone role), Mozart's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Will Todd's Mass in Blue, Alice Parker's Melodious Accord, Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, and many more.
Organizations that Justin has worked with include The Philly Pops, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philadelphia Singers, The Great Auditorium Choir in Ocean Grove, NJ, Saint Mary's Choir of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA, International Opera Theater of Philadelphia, The Kauriga Family Orchestra, OperaPhiladelphia, OperaDelaware, PhiloMusica Chorale, The Philadelphia Chorus, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Chorale, Valley Forge Chorale, Boheme Opera NJ, and Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia.
Directors that Justin has worked with include Peter Nero, Beatrice Jona Affron, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, David Hayes, Jonathan Coopersmith, Dr. Jason Tramm, Dr. Gordon Turk, J. Ernest Green, Mark Miller, Karen Lauria Saillaint, Corrado Rovaris, Mark C. Graf, Jeffrey Miller, Gayle Wieand, Raquel Garcia, David Hobbs, Joseph Pucciatti, and Salvatore Scarpa.
When Mr. Gonzalez isn't performing, he acts as Assistant Band Director at the Vine Street Campus of Philadelphia Performing Arts: a String Theory Charter School, where he is co-director of four consistent ensembles with students ranging from grades 5 through 12.
PO Box 2578 Philadelphia, PA 19147