Jean Bernard Cerin

Praised for his “burnished tone and focused phrasing,” (Chestnut Hill Local), baritone Jean Bernard Cerin is a multifaceted singer and scholar who produces and performs in projects ranging from film, recital, oratorio, traditional storytelling, opera and folk music.  Last season, he directed and starred in the documentary Lisette (2022), which made its premier at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in California.  His crossover piano-vocal duo, Kuwento Mizik released its freshman album “Lua Nova” in August 2022.  

Jean Bernard regularly interprets music written by composers of today including Byron Au Young’s “Turbine” at the Philadelphia Water Works, Almondo Bayollo’s “Last Breaths” for baritone and Wind Ensemble and Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.” Last season, he premiered new songs by Melissa Dunphy, John Conahan and Gilda Lyons with Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. 

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