Samuel Glicklich, 21, 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.
An international prize winner, Samuel was most recently awarded 3rd prize at the 2021 Singapore International Piano Competition. He has also been awarded the gold medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, first prize in the Glendale Piano Competition, and was a winner of the Aspen Music Festival concerto competition, resulting in a performance with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Ludovic Morlot. Samuel was also a prize winner in the 2021 Canada International Piano Competition, as well as finalist for the Mondavi Young Artist Competition and the Music Center’s Spotlight Awards, and a semifinalist of the MPrize Competition, as well as a National YoungArts Winner in 2018.
Samuel has collaborated frequently with world renowned pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet, where they performed as a duo at the Argyros Performing Arts Center, as well as the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Samuel has collaborated with the 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.
Samuel has performed in masterclasses for David Finkel and Wu Han, Vivian Weilerstein, Orli Shaham, Norman Krieger, Ann Schein, Boris Slutsky, Bernadene Blaha, Lucinda Carver, James Bonn, and Peter Takacs.
Samuel has participated in the Aspen Music Festival for the last three years where he has studied with Fabio Bidini, Veda Kaplinsky, and Ann Schein. He has also participated in the Art of the Piano festival as well as the Brevard Music Festival.