Praised for his purity of tone and expressive musicianship, bass/baritone Scott Graff has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Musica Angelica, Catacoustic Consort, the Carmel Bach Festival, California Bach Society, and Synchromy. He has been featured as a soloist in the City of Beverly Hills’ Music in the Mansion Series, and has performed solo recitals for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auxiliary.
His forays into music theatre include originating the role of Josef Stalin in the world premiere of Lisa Scola Prosek’s opera Daughter of the Red Tsar, creating the role of Dolores in the world premiere of Caliban Dreams in a production co-produced by Berkeley West Edge Opera/First Look Sonoma, and originating the roles of Lewis and Father Tree in Michael Webster and Eileen Myles’ opera Hell, performed in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tijuana, Mexico. Other roles include Apollo and Pluto in Marc Antoine Charpentier’s baroque opera La Descente d’Orfée aux Enfers with the Catacoustic Consort in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Graff also has performed and recorded several musical theatre projects with local composer Deborah Wicks La Puma—projects include Petpourri, Chasing George Washington, Elephant and Piggie are in a Play, and The Bell Witch Project.
In addition to his solo work, Scott is also an active ensemble singer. In his twelfth season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, he recently sang the role of Jesus in performances of Bach’s “St. John Passion” and completed a tour of Europe with LAMC performing John Adams’ new oratorio, “The Gospel According to the Other Mary.” He sings regularly with the Los Angeles Chamber Singers (led by Peter Rutenberg), whose recording Padilla: Sun of Justice was awarded the 2007 Grammy® for Best Small Ensemble recording. He is a member of the Millennium Consort (led by Martin Neary), and he is the bass for both The Concord Ensemble, a versatile consort of mixed and equal voices based in Los Angeles performing early and new music and Alchymey, a newly-formed men’s quartet performing renaissance and baroque repertoire. He has also sung in his home town of Portland, OR with Cappella Romana, a chamber chorus dedicated to blending scholarship and passion in exploring the musical traditions of the Christian East and West.
In addition to live performance, Mr. Graff also has participated in numerous soundtrack recordings for film (Avatar, Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh, and Frozen, to name a few) and television (various Mickey Mouse short cartoons, The Medium, and Family Guy).