Samuel Evans

Samling Artist Programme: 2008

Samuel Evans is a former choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music International Opera School where he won the Tagore Gold Medal.

For 15 years, he has performed regularly with some of the world’s leading choirs, including The Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir, Polyphony and the BBC Singers. He is the winner of the 2009 London Welsh Young Singer of the Year Prize, and the 2010 Association of English Speakers and Singers Prize. He is a Samling Artist and, as a winner of the Maisie Lewis Prize, made his solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2010.

His international solo career has included performance at the BBC Proms, the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Hermitage Theatre in St Petersburg, and Sydney Opera House.

His opera engagements include Garibaldo Rodelinda in the London Handel Festival, Don Alfonso Così fan tutte at the Royal College of Music, The Forester The Cunning Little Vixen at the Ryedale Festival, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro  and Guglielmo Così fan tutte  for Vignette Productions in London and France, Chelsias in Handel’s Susanna for Iford Opera Festival and Traveller Curlew River for Mahogany Opera at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Amongst his concert engagements have been Bach B Minor Mass in the Bachfest Leipzig with the English Baroque Soloists/ Gardiner, Mozart C Minor Mass with The Northern Sinfonia / Thomas Zehetmair, Bach Christmas Oratorio at the Spitalfields Festival, Mozart Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall, Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in Salzburg Cathedral, Haydn Theresienmesse at St. John’s Smith Square and Monteverdi Vespers in Southwark Cathedral.

 

Sam is increasingly active as a conductor and choir trainer. He is Music Director of Thomas’s Choral Society in Battersea, Artistic Director of Riverside Opera, and was recently appointed Music Director of Teddington Choral Society in south-west London. He is much in demand for workshops for choirs, and has adjudicated singing competitions at several leading schools. He is a widely respected teacher of singing, and teaches on the annual Eton Choral Courses and for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, as well as being on the teaching staff of Westminster School and took up the post of Choral Director at the University of Reading in 2015.