Anna Samuil

A principal soloist with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Anna Samuil has worked extensively with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Plácido Domingo, Fabio Luisi and Philippe Jordan. Her recordings include Britten’s War Requiem, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. She is a prize-winner of numerous international singing competitions including the Mikhail Glinka(Russia, 1st Prize), Riccardo Zandonai (Italy, 1st Prize),Klaudia Taev (Estonia, 1st prize), the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002, 3rd Prize), Neue Stimmen in Germany and Franco Corelli in Italy. In 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Daphne Prize as the best young theatrical performer in Berlin.

Born into a family of musicians, she first graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a violinist, then as an opera singer. She made her professional début at the Moscow Stanislavsky Theatre as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, and her European début singing Violetta in La Traviata at the opening night of the 2003/04 season at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. She has given recitals and concerts in Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, Avignon, Brussels, Valladolid, Lisbon, Prague, Krakow, Vienna, Dresden, Bayreuth, Izmir, St. Petersburg and Turin and continues to give recitals throughout Europe together with her husband Matthias Samuil.

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