Named one of CBC’s Top 30 Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, Samuel Chan has been praised by critics for his “naturally produced, forwardly placed, attractive baritone” (Ludwig van Toronto). A native of Calgary, Samuel is currently based in Toronto member of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) young artist program, the COC Ensemble Studio.
An avid recitalist, Samuel concentrated his academic studies on German Lieder, and more specifically, late 19th Century/Early 20th Century French Song. Recital credits include performances with the Cincinnati Early Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Vancouver Songfire Festival, and the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute.
Samuel is the 2nd prize winner of the 2016 Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Competition, a regionalist at the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (MONC) – Northwest Region, a district winner at the 2015 MONC Auditions – Western Canada district, and a 2014 encouragement award winner at the 2014 MONC Auditions – Ohio district. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has had further educational training at the National Arts Centre’s Young Artist Programme, Highlands Opera Studio, the Vancouver International Song Institute, Ravinias’ Steans Music Institute, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival.View Artist Website >