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Samuel Pantcheff    Baritone

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Fauré Requiem, in St Paul's Church, Wokingham on 9th March, 2013.

Samuel Pantcheff           Baritone

Samuel is currently studying on the Opera Course at The Royal Academy of Music with Glenville Hargreaves and Iain Ledingham, after having graduated with Distinction from the Masters in Vocal Performance at RAM. In his first year of study, Samuel was awarded first prize in the Blythe-Buesst Opera Prize. He graduated from King's College, London in 2010, achieving an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Music.

Recent operatic experience Storm Wind (cover) in Rimksy-Korsakov's Kaschei the Deathless, Commercial and Legal Councillors (covers) in Strauss' Intermezzo for Buxton Fesitval, Schaunard in La bohème for The New London Opera Players, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Benoit and Alcindoro in La bohème Vignette Productions, 2011), The Sunflower in The Poison Garden (a new opera written for Grimeborn Festival, 2010) and Cadmus in Handel's Semele. Roles in RAM vocal faculty Opera Scenes include Spencer Coyle (Owen Wingrave), Don Giovanni, Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Simeon (L'enfant Prodigue). Future engagements includes Masino in Haydn's La vera costanza (Royal Academy Opera), Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin (RAO), Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata (Iford Opera).

Samuel is an experienced oratorio soloist and recitalist. Future and recent highlights include Rossini Petite Messe Sollenelle, Brahms Requiem, Handel Theodora, Haydn Nelson Mass and Creation, Dvorak Te Deum, Mozart Requiem, Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs, Fauré's Requiem, and Bach's St John Passion. Samuel was a soloist on a tour of Israel with the Israel Camerata and Avner Biron, singing Christus in Bach's St Matthew Passion. Recital highlights include a recital of Beethoven Songs for the Royal Academy's prestigious Song Circle, Schubert's Winterreise with pianist Jocelyn Freeman, and a recital of Schubert songs at St Martin-in-the-fields, London.

Samuel is kindly supported by the Mills Williams Award.

December, 2012