The Welsh baritone, Samuel Evans, was a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge. He recently completed the opera course at the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Upon graduation, he was awarded the prestigous Tagore Gold Medal, which was presented to him by HRH The Prince of Wales. He is a Samling Scholar, and was a finalist in the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. As a winner of the Maisie Lewis Prize he made his solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall. He also won both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2009 London Welsh Young Singer of the Year, and was a finalist in the Welsh Singer of the Year Competition at St. Davidís Hall, Cardiff.
His operatic roles include Garibaldo in Rodelinda in the London Handel Festival, Don Alfonso in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte at the Royal College of Music, Kilian in Der Freischütz at the Opéra Comique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen at the Ryedale Festival. He has also sung Figaro in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte for Vignette Productions in London and France, Chelsias in Susanna for Iford, Traveller in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River in the Aldeburgh Festival and St. Petersburg for Mahogany Opera, Giacchino in Leonora for Bampton Classical Opera, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas for the Armonico Consort, Leporello in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni for Opera-by-Definition, Pallante in Agrippina for Barber Opera, and Judas in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Pilgrimís Progress at Sadlerís Wells under Richard Hickox, as well as performing on tour with Essential Scottish Opera. In concert, he has performed the role of Le Grand Prêtre in Rameauís Castor et Pollux at the Salle Pleyel in Paris under John Eliot Gardiner.
Concert engagements have included J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) at the Spitalfields Festival and in Sydney Opera House under Richard Tognetti, J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) at the Bachfest Leipzig with the English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner, W.A. Mozart's Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, W.A. Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in Salzburg Cathedral, J.S. Bach;s St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) at the Fairfield Halls, Haydn's Theresienmesse at St. Johnís Smith Square, John Rutter's Mass of the Children at Cadogan Hall, Monteverdi's Vespers in Southwark Cathedral and L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 for Highgate Choral Society. He has given recitals at St John's Smith Square and The Peak Festival.
Samuelís recent and forthcoming engagements include his BBC Proms debut in Der Freischütz with John Eliot Gardiner, W.A. Mozart's C Minor Mass with The Northern Sinfonia / Thomas Zehetmair, George Frideric Handel's Messiah with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway.