Denise Young is a gifted artist who, with an elegant lirico spinto soprano voice brings opera, jazz, gospel and classical blending to her performances. Passionate about the African American experience in song, she has performed with symphonies and professional chorales, as a principal and a guest artist. She annually performs the artist series at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in San Jose, California, her home for the past 15 years Ms Young has appeared with Grammy –award winning Christian artist Larnelle Harris as well as Phillip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire. She has performed and recorded across the Bay area with Williams and Smith, Jazz duo, and written & recorded for iTunes Originals.
In 2008 Ms. Young had her operatic debut at Carnegie Hall, and in 2008 summer, staged her European debut in Ancona, Italy. August 2009 and 2010 Ms. Young returned to Italy, appearing at the Alexander and Buono International Music Festival as a guest artist, performing works of Alfredo Catalani, Giuseppe Verdi, Joaquin Rodrigo and George Gershwin. She recently performed these works at a "Friends of Faith" benefit with former Secretary of State and concert pianist Condoleeza Rice.
Between a demanding travel schedule in her role as a corporate executive for the Apple Stores, she and Musical Director Levi Barcourt are currently at work on a CD and concert performance work entitled Project Classique.
Ms. Young studies the art of singing with Dramatic Tenor, Carl Franzen in San Jose, California.