German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is First Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2018, recipient of the 2018 Emmerich Smola Prize, First Prize winner of the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, First Prize winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York, and captured First Prize at the 2013 International Schubert Competition in Dortmund. Other notable prizes include Second Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall Song Competition in London, Third Prize in the Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart in 2016, and the “Prix de Lied“ in the 2013 Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris.
Starting in season 2018/2019 Hasselhorn joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, where he appears in various roles such as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and Conte d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) amongst others. His concert engagements include appearances at the Bozar in Brussels, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Barbican Hall in London, the concert hall of the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Theater an der Wien, DeSingel in Antwerp, and in the prestigious Camerata Musica concert series in Cambridge. Collaboration partners include pianists Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, and Justus Zeyen.