Born and raised in Los Angeles, Samuel Glicklich is currently a Bachelors of Music Candidate at the Colburn Conservatory where he studies with Fabio Bidini. He is also mentored by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
This past year, Samuel was awarded 2nd prize in the “2022 Casagrande International Piano Competition” in Terni, Italy. He was also the winner of the 2022 Colburn School concerto competition. Additionally, Sam was recently awarded the “Young Talents” scholarship from the Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot festival in France, co-directed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gautier Capuçon. In previous years, Samuel was awarded 3rd prize at the 2021 Singapore International Piano Competition, prize winner in the 2021 Canada International Piano Competition, gold medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, first prize in the Glendale Piano Competition, and winner of the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition. Samuel was also a prize winner in the 2021 Canada International Piano Competition.
Samuel has collaborated frequently with world renowned pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet. They’ve given performances at Argyros Performing Arts Center as well as the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts. He also collaborated with world renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon at the Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot Festival. In addition, Samuel has collaborated with American composer Eric Whitacre, where he was the featured pianist on Whitacre’s most recent virtual choir, “Sing Gently”. Sam has also performed at Carnegie Hall as a guest of the radio show From the Top, Benaroya Hall, and The Bing Theater at LACMA for the radio broadcast Sundays Live.