Following his First Prize triumph at the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Samuel Hasselhorn has quickly established himself internationally as a versatile artist who is equally at home in the genres of opera, Lied, and oratorio. Hasselhorn was a permanent ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera for two years, where he interpreted the title role in Don Giovanni, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Schaunard (La Bohème) and other roles of his „Fach“. At the Staatstheater Nuremberg, in addition to numerous appearances in his regular repertoire, he made his role debuts as Pelléas in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande under the musical direction of Joana Mallwitz and as Ford in Verdi's Falstaff. Guest engagements have taken him to the Berlin State Opera (Conte/Le Nozze di Figaro under the baton of Daniel Barenboim), La Scala Milan (Harlekin/Ariadne auf Naxos), the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon (Guglielmo/Così fan tutte), the Opéra national de Paris in a ballet production of Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Wolfram (Tannhäuser).
On the concert stage, Samuel Hasselhorn has appeared at the Philharmonie in Munich, the Hessischer Rundfunk, the Bozar in Brussels, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Barbican Hall in London, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Theater an der Wien, and the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele. He made his debut with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna with Britten's War Requiem under the baton of Ivor Bolton and sang the Christmas Oratorio on tour under Laurence Equilbey in Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Budapest.
As an internationally sought-after and esteemed Lied interpreter, Samuel Hasselhorn regularly collaborates with renowned pianists such as Helmut Deutsch, Malcolm Martineau, Ammiel Bushakevitz, Julien Libeer, Philippe Cassard and Joseph Middleton. He has given recitals at the Hamburg State Opera, the Hugo Wolf Academy in Stuttgart, the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, the Theater an der Wien, the Schubertiade Vilabertran in Barcelona, Wigmore Hall in London, Camerata Musica Cambridge and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
Samuel Hasselhorn is a prizewinner of numerous competitions and studied at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Marina Sandel and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique et de Danse de Paris with Malcolm Walker. He received further musical impulses in master classes with Kiri Te Kanawa, Kevin Murphy, Thomas Quasthoff, Helen Donath, Annette Dasch, Susan Manoff, Jan-Philip Schulze, Anne Le Bozec and Martin Brauß. He won the Gundlach Music Prize and was a scholarship recipient at the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
After "Stille Liebe" (2020) and "Glaube. Liebe. Hoffnung" (2022), „Die Schöne Müllerin“ is already his third solo CD with harmonia mundi.
Updated March 2023