Personal Summary / Bio
Canadian Baritone Samuel Chan is a young singer with a passionate focus on Early Music, Art Song, Chamber Music, Oratorio, Choral repertoire, and New Music. He has been praised for his “Velvet tones” by ReviewVancouver, and for his “vocal versatility” by MusicCincinnati. Most recently, he has been seen as an active soloist with the 2014 Cincinnati Early Music Festival, performing the roles of Apollo and Pastore II in Cincinnati Chamber Opera's production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, singing with early music groups Catacoustic Consort and The Noyse Merchants at Classical Revolution Cincinnati, and cantoring as well as singing with the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir in their Renaissance Festival Concert. Other performances include the role of the Page in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, and covering the role of Ernesto in Cincinnati Chamber Opera's production of Haydn's Il mondo della luna. As a recitalist, he has performed as a featured artist with the 2013 VISI SongFire Festival, performing on soprano Martha Guth and pianist Graham Johnson's recital, “Let the Florid Music Praise!”, as well as in recital as a member of the Mondkrone Duo, an art song duo with pianist Renate Rossol. As a current student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he has actively performed medieval chant as a member of the CCM Collegium Vocale, on lute and voice recitals through the CCM Early Music Lab, various art song projects, in opera, and as a soloist with both choir and orchestra. As a chorister, he is currently a member of the respected St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir, a professional vocal chamber ensemble.
In addition to his education with CCM, he has had further studies with Early Music Vancouver, the Vancouver International Song Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy, where he received a Certificate in Music – Voice with Paul Sahuc (UCSB).