B i o g r a p h y
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 then graduated and got a BA in Baroque singing within the Ancient Music Department of the Haute École de Musique of Geneva and a Master degree of Vocal Pedagogy in the same University.
He was taught by many musiciens, such as Leonardo García Alarcón, Luca Pianca, Maria Cristina Kier, Rosa Dominguez, Fabian Schoffrin and Stephan Macleod.
As a singer, he performed a wide repertoire of oratorios, such as Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi and A. Vivaldi, Gloria by Vivaldi, St Matthew’s Passion and Magnificat by J. S. Bach. He also performed as 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, as San Francisco Javier in "San Ignacio de Loyola" by D. Zipoli 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 currently perfects his musical career studying a Master of Arts in Musica Interpreation at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve.