Jacob Will made his New York Philharmonic debut as bass soloist in the American Premiere of the Messa per Rossini, a performance televised live nationwide.
An experienced concert artist, Mr. Will has been featured with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has appeared with the Sinfonica de Madrid under the baton of Frühbeck de Burgos, the Berlin Radio Symphony with Maestro Vladamir Ashkenazy and the Cabrillo Festival with Maestro Dennis Russell Davies. Other engagements of note include appearances with the San Francisco Symphony in the St. Matthew Passion, the International Bach Festival of Schaffhausen, Switzerland in the St. John Passion, the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra in Frank Martin’s Le mystère de la Nativité, the Carmel Bach Festival in the Bach Mass in B Minor and the Tokyo Salzburg Festival in the Mozart Requiem. He has also recorded Cherubini’s Messe solennelle and Zemlinsky’s Kleider Machen Leute.
Equally at home on stage, Mr. Will has performed frequently with the Zürich Opera, interpreting roles such as Giorgio in I Puritani, Mustafa in L’Italiana in Algeri, and Colline in La Boheme. He has also been seen as Oroveso in Norma with Vancouver Opera, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro with New York City Opera, the First Nazarene in Salome with Gran Teatre del Liceu, Masetto in Don Giovanni with San Francisco Opera and Samuel in Un Ballo in Maschera with the Bavarian Staatsoper.
Mr. Will participated in the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programs of the San Francisco Opera and has been a prizewinner in various international singing competitions including the Munich Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Brussels. He is a faculty member at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of South Carolina.