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Samuel Hasselhorn


Young German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is a member of ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper, where roles in 2019/20 include Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il conte Le nozze di Figaro. He studied at the conservatories of Hannover and Paris, and now works with voice teacher Patricia McCaffrey in New York. Recent awards include 1st Prize at the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition and SWR Jungen Opernstars competitions, and the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition; previous awards and prizes from the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Hugo Wolf Competition, Young Concert Artists Auditions New York, Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition Paris, and Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin.

In concert and recital he has appeared at Ravinia Music Festival, Marlboro Festival, Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame de Paris, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, Schubertiade Vilabertran and with Malcolm Martineau at the Bath Music Festival; opera performances have included Kaiser Overall in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Masetto Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Lyon, and his debut at Leipzig Opera. Highlights of 2018/19 include appearances at the Bozar in Brussels, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Theater an der Wien, DeSingel in Antwerp, and in the prestigious Camerata Musica concert series in Cambridge. Collaboration partners include pianists Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, and Justus Zeyen.

Recordings include his first CD Nachtblicke, of lieder by Schubert, Pfitzner and Reimann, on ClassicClips (today: GWK Records), and Dichterliebe with pianist Boris Kusnezow on GWK Records.

Last updated: Aug 2020