Samuel currently studies with Glenville Hargreaves and Audrey Hyland at Royal Academy Opera, after graduating with Distinction from the Masters in Vocal Performance. In his first year of study, Samuel was awarded the Blythe-Buesst Opera Prize.
Recent operatic experience includes The Younger Gentleman in Exposition of a Picture by Stephen Oliver, conducted by Stephen Barlow for Buxton Festival, Aeneas (RAO), Zareskty/Captain in Eugene Onegin (RAO) , L'horloge comtoise/Le chat in L'enfant et les sortileges at the Barbican with Stéphane Denève and the BBCSO. Other operatic experience includes Masino in La vera costanza (RAO), Nardo (cover) in La finta giardiniera, Storm Wind (cover) in Rimksy-Korsakov’s Kaschei the Deathless, and Commercial/Legal Councillors (covers) in Intermezzo all for Buxton Festival Opera; Schaunard and Benoit/Alcindoro in La bohème, and Cadmus in Semele. Roles in RAO scenes include Spencer Coyle (Owen Wingrave), Ping (Turandot), Don Giovanni, Harlekin and Simeon (L’enfant prodigue).
Samuel is an experienced oratorio soloist and recitalist. Oratorio highlights include bass solos in Bach's Cantata BW74 for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, Bach’s St John Passion in Ely Cathedral and Handel's Messiah at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg with the Johannesburg Concert Orchestra. Samuel was a soloist on a tour of Israel with the Israel Camerata and Avner Biron, performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Recital highlights include Schubert songs at St Martin-in-the-fields, London for the Royal Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, Schubert’s Winterreise, a recital of Beethoven Songs, and a French Song recital at the Institut Francais.
Samuel is kindly supported by the Mills Williams Award and the Norman McCann Prize.
"Samuel Pantcheff, tall and English-handsome, gave a bluff, consistently well-acted Guglielmo, with unaffected, focused singing to match"
Opera Magazine, Cosi fan Tutte