Samuel completed his Masters of Music (Piano Performance) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (Norway) in 2017. He was in the class of Håvard Gimse, a highly sought-after international artist based in Scandinavia and Europe. In addition, he studied under the highly reputable, Kathryn Stott, and had chamber music study in the class of Are Sandbakken. Prior to his masters, he attained Bachelor of Music (Honours) in piano performance at the Royal College of Music in 2013 and achieved his Diploma in Music at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.
Since the commencement of his studies, he learned under many well-known musicians and pedagogues. They include, Benjamin Loh, Nicholas Ong, Jens Harald Bratlie, Einar Henning Smebye, Bart van Oort, Nino Jvania, Grzegorz Niemczuk, Einar Smebye, Wolfgang Plagge, Michael Endres, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Kathron Sturrock, Niel Immelmann, Andrew Zolinsky, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Dina Parakhina, Ng Chong Lim, Loo Bang Heam, Roger Muraro, Manfred Fock, Dennis Lee, Boris Kraljevic, and Rena Phua.
As a collaborative pianist, he was the resident pianist for the vocal faculty for four years and the strings faculty for a year whilst a student at NAFA. Having won the Best Pianist Award at the Tan Ngiang Ann Memorial Vocal Competition 2011, he went on to produce two opera performances with the vocal faculty in 2011 and 2012.
In Norway between 2015 to 2017, he was chosen to participate in numerous music projects, such as the Benjamin Brittens The Turn of the Screw (2016) as répétiteur and pianist, and the Lyden av Musikkhøgskolen. At the same time, he carried out a number of self-led concert projects with the sole aim of redefining artistic appreciation and concert presentation. These included projects such as, Music and Words, A Tale of Two Pianos, 11 Preludes and 1 Fugue, Our Journey through Music, and many more.
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