Personal Summary / Bio
Canadian baritone Samuel Chan has a passionate focus on Early Music, Art Song, Chamber Music and New Music. Recent performances include being featured in the song recital "Let The Florid Music Praise!" with soprano Martha Guth and pianist Graham Johnson at the 2013 Vancouver Songfire Festival, where he was acclaimed for his "velvet tones" and “cheerfully caddish demeanour" (reviewvancouver). Recent previous performances include a Song Recital at the BC Creative Hub (CMC Vancouver) with pianist Renate Rossol, his first Count Almaviva in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" with CCM Opera d'Arte, the baritone soloist in Jongen's Mass at the Cincinnati Museum Center with the CCM Chamber Choir, soloist on CCM's 'Monteverdi Project', soloist in Vaughan Williams's 'Serenade to Music'/Finzi' 'Requiem da Camera' with the CCM Concert Orchestra, and world premiere performances of song at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Redcat Theater (LA). He has sung as a student/participant with Early Music Vancouver, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Vancouver International Song Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, the Idyllwild Arts Music Department, and the Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Programs in Opera, Recital, and Concert.
Future engagements include covering the role of Ernesto in Haydn's "Il mondo della luna", as well as performing the role of Apollo in Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" with the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and a complete performance of Schumann's Dichterliebe as a member of the Mondkrone Duo.
A passionate Early Music performer, Samuel has studied Baroque style, vocal technique, and gesture, as well as Medieval chant.
In addition to solo engagements, he is a member of the Mondkrone Duo, an Art Song chamber duo with pianist Renate Rossol, as well as a founder of the Akros Music Project, a new music performance forum. He is currently a chorister with Cincinnati’s St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir as well as the CCM Chamber Choir. He has graduated with a Certificate in Music - Voice from the Idyllwild Arts Academy, where he studied with Paul Sahuc (UCSB) and is currently completing his Undergraduate Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He currently studies with William McGraw.