From a self-marketing text once on the internet (on the site of Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival):
Denes Striny was born in St. Paul, Minn. He attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received his
B.M. and M.M. degrees. From there he went on to become the Head of the Music Department at Trinity College, also in Washington, D.C.,
and the Music Director of the Cathedral of Northern Virginia.
Following an apprenticeship with the Wolf Trap Opera Company, he moved to New York City to pursue a career as a professional opera
singer. At the same time he started his New York vocal studio.
Striny has sung leading tenor roles in most of the major opera houses in the United States. He made his European debut with
England's Opera North as Walther to great critical acclaim. Mr. Striny has also sung throughout Germany,
Japan, and Australia. For his role in Carmen, the newspaper The Australian wrote: "Tenor Denes Striny's Jose was a knockout!" And the
Australian Daily Mirror wrote: "Denes Striny and Maria Ewing provided a thrilling and unforgettable night out." The London Financial
Times called him "a gutsy clear-voiced tenor," and Opera News called him "a robust and clarion Radames."
Striny's pupils include Lauren Flanigan, Eugene Perry, Stephanie Friede, Nina Edwards, Carmen Balthrop, Armando
Mora, Alexandra Hughes, Carol Yahr, Carolyn James and Lucy Shelton.