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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Geneva, Samuel grew up in Malaga, where he started his musical studies as a flutist, a harpist and a lyric singer from an early age. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Baroque Sing (Geneva’s Haute École de Musique), a Master of Arts in Music Interpretation and Teaching and a Master of Arts in Baroque Music and Vocal Techniques.

He was taught by many musiciens, such as Leonardo García Alarcón, Luca Pianca, Maria Cristina Kier, Rosa Dominguez, Adriana Fernandez, Rachel Bersier and Stephan Macleod.

 

As a singer, he performed a wide repertoire of oratorios, such as Messiah from G. H. Haendel, St Matthew’s Passion and Magnificat by J. S. Bach. He also performed as Papageno in "The Magic Flute" by W. A. Mozart, Giulio Cesare in "Giulio Cesare in Eggitto of G. F. Haendel, as Giasone in "Il Giasone" by F. Cavalli, as Ottone in "L’incoronazione di Poppea" by C. Monteverdi, as Apollo in "Apollo and Hyacinthus" by W. A. Mozart among others.

 

He has been a soloist under Gabriel Garrido, Jordi Casas and Michael Thomas's instructions, accompanied in his performances by the Philarmonic Orchestra of Malaga, the Young Baroque Andalusian Orchestra as well as by the Elyma Ensemble, appearing on stages such as the Lausanne Opera, the Florence Cathedrale, the Geneva Victoria Hall, the International City of Arts in Paris, the Malaga Cervantes Theater, the Concert Hall Manuel de Falla in Grenade, the Cadix Villa Marta Theater, the Marbella Theater and both Geneva and Malaga's Cathedrals.

 

He has won the first prize in different competitions such as The Best Interpretation Performance organised by the Malaga Philarmonic Orchestra and The Young Singers of Marbella. He has also taken part in the IV Festival of Ancient Music in Malaga, the XVI Bach Festival in Lausanne, the XVIII edition of O Flos Colende in Florence and the XVIII Festival of Contemporary Music in Malaga.

He has recorded a CD entitled “Ecos del Manzanares” with the ensemble La Boz Galana (Germany).

Other than his work as a soloist, he also teaches singing techniques for a wide range of students that go from children to music professionals and choirs.