Praised as a ‘fully rounded musician’ (Next BRIT Thing), Sam Jewison is a vocalist, pianist and conductor, based in London. He studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (TL Scholar 2013/14), training as a tenor under Lynton Atkinson and Anna Tilbrook.
Sam represented Trinity Laban at the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers 2014 giving a ‘Highly Commended’ performance. Subsequently, he was a finalist in the TL English Song and Elisabeth Schumann Lieder competitions. Recent roles include: Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus/PuzzlePiece Opera) and Carissimi’s Jeptha (Stephen Jackson/TLCC - Brandenburg Choral Festival), in addition to creating Sylvian Beauclerc in Louis Mander's The Rue Morgue (OperaUpClose - King's Place) and Apollo in Matthew Hall's Cantata. In December 2015, Sam was the tenor soloist in the British premiere of Judith Bingham's A Bird is Singing at the BASCA British Composer Awards, held at the BFI Southbank and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
An ‘M.D. professional beyond his years’ (NODA), recent conducting credits include: Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement (Opera Dinamica), Menotti's The Medium (Clockwork Opera) and Vasileios Filippou's Equilibrium (premiere). May 2016 saw the debut concert of the Sam Jewison Orchestra at Blackheath Halls, The Cole Porter Story, followed by The Great American Songbook at South Kensington's Polish Hearth Club; both concerts received standing ovations from sold-out audiences. In July, they performed at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dean's ordination. As a jazz pianist and singer, his eponymous trio have prompted reviews that note their ‘unique rapport’ as musicians ‘who play so well together that you’d think they’d been playing as a group for decades’.
Born in Scarborough in 1994, Sam began singing under Evelyn Halford and in the ensuing years enjoyed solo appearances with the Scarborough Choral Society, at the Sage Gateshead and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. He started conducting season-length musicals in 2010 with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, followed by The Wizard of Oz and Musicality. As a result of his many contributions to music in Scarborough, Sam was awarded the Borough Thank You Award for Performing, Artistic and Cultural Endeavors in 2012.ARTIST PROFILE
Despite his tender age, Sam is a world-class jazz pianist and singer and sure to be delighting Caffe Concerto and other audiences for decades to come.