Samuel Hasselhorn
baritone | Germany, °1990
 
VOICE 2018 : First Prize
Following his First Prize triumph at the 2018 Voice Competition, German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is quickly establishing himself as a multifaceted artist, on the international level, who is at home equally in the genres of opera, Lied, and oratorio.

Highlights in the current 2022/23 season include roles such as Conte d’Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and his debuts as Ford in Falstaff and Dandini in La Cenerentola at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he is a member of the ensemble. He will also make his debut at the Opéra national de Paris, in a ballet production of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). Numerous concerts and recitals will take him to Hanover, Brussels, Paris, Tallinn, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Budapest, Aix-en-Provence, Cambridge and Tokyo, to name but a few.

Last season he debuted at the Staatsoper Berlin and La Scala Milano, and with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverein Wien. Other highlights included performances at Wigmore Hall in London, Boulez Saal in Berlin, in Bayreuth, Padova, and Cambridge. Previously, Hasselhorn has been a member of the Vienna State Opera for two seasons.

His second CD with pianist Joseph Middleton, „Glaube, Hoffnung, Liebe“ with Lieder by Franz Schubert, has been released earlier this year to critical acclaim. In 2020, they recorded the Schumann album „Stille Liebe“ together, also under the Harmonia Mundi label. This recording was elected the best Lieder CD of 2020 at the Prix Caecilia (Belgium). His first two CDs “Nachtblicke”, and the highly acclaimed “Dichterliebe²” with pianist Boris Kusnezow, were released in 2014 and 2018 with GWK RECORDS.

Samuel Hasselhorn studied at the Hanover and Paris conservatories and received further musical influences in masterclasses with Kiri Te Kanawa, Kevin Murphy and Thomas Quasthoff, among others. He has been awarded the 2018 Emmerich Smola Prize of the SWR and won First Prizes at the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition, the 2015 Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York, and the 2013 International Schubert Competition in Dortmund.

Teachers

2014 - : Trish McCaffrey
2012 - 2013: Malcolm Walker
2008 - 2012: Marina Sandel

Degrees

2008 - 2014: Diplom Opera Singer, HMTM Hannover
2012 - 2013: Diplome Voice, CNSMD Paris

Concerts

2017: Oper Leipzig, opera house - Baritone Solo in Carmina Burana, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Anthony Bramall
2017: Zürich Tonhalle, Liederrezital Zürich - Winterreise, Schubert, Oliver Pohl, piano
2016: Opera Lyon, opera house - Masetto, orchestra of the opera house Lyon, Stefano Montanari
2016: Opera Lyon, opera house - Kaiser Overall in Kaiser von Atlantis, orchestra of the opera house Lyon
2016: Bath Music Festival, Bath Music Festival - Brahms recital, Ann Murray (mezzo), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Competitions

2017: 1st Prize, Das Lied - International Song Competition (Heidelberg)
2016: 3rd Prize, Wolf Song Competition (Stuttgart)
2015: 2nd Prize, Wigmore Hall Song Competition (London)
2015: 1st Prize, Young Concert Artists Auditions (New York)
2013: 1st Prize, Schubert Competition (Dortmund)
Video
Final 2018: Samuel Hasselhorn
Semi-final 2018: Samuel Hasselhorn
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Program
Final (12/05/2018)
Gustav Mahler Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht ? (E flat major) (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Gustav Mahler Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (C minor) (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Felix Mendelssohn Es ist genug (Elias op. 70)
Giuseppe Verdi Carlos écoute - Ah, je meurs (Don Carlos)
Samuel Hasselhorn, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Alain Altinoglu
Semi-final (05/05/2018)
Robert Schumann Tragödie: Entflieh mit mir (Romanzen und Balladen IV op. 64)
Hugo Wolf Benedeit die sel'ge Mutter (Italienisches Liederbuch )
Robert Schumann Die beiden Grenadiere (Romanzen und Balladen op. 49)
Franz Schubert Gebet während der Schlacht D 171
Johannes Brahms O Tod, wie bitter bist du (Vier ernste Gesänge op. 121)
Hugo Wolf Seemanns Abschied (Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff)
Samuel Hasselhorn, voice
Joseph Middleton, pianist accompanist
First round (02/05/2018)
Claude Debussy Oh, qu'est-ce que c'est? (Pelléas et Mélisande)
Franz Schubert Erlkönig D 328
Samuel Hasselhorn, voice
Joseph Middleton, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Cello 2022
The Competition's CD's
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