Vocal Winner of 2018 Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels Announced

Baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is the winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. 

The 27-year-old will be awarded 25,000 euros and a number of concert engagements throughout Europe. 

The baritone is no stranger to winning major awards, having taken home the first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2015 as well as the Lindemann Vocal Chair of YCA. He also won first prize at the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Berlin, second prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, First Prize at the 2013 International Schubert Competition in Dortmund and the “Prix de Lied” at the 2013 Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris. 

Among those on the jury for the Queen Elizabeth Competition were tenor Marius Brenciu and legendary soprano Martina Arroyo. 

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