Sam Glazer, composer and cellist, has led creative projects for many organisations including Sinfonia Viva, The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia, working with people of all ages. He is co-creator of Spitalfields Music’s RPS-shortlisted Musical Rumpus, making operas for babies and toddlers (2012-2017). His latest commission, for Den Jyske Oper (Aarhus), was Hjerte Lyd, a new opera for very young audiences, which is touring Scandinavia in 2019/20.
Sam has been involved for over ten years with Wigmore Hall’s pioneering Music for Life project, working in care homes with people living with dementia, and subsequently went on to co-found Raise Your Voice Opera, Glyndebourne’s group for people with dementia and their carers living in the community. Since 2005 he has been teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, mentoring young musicians who are studying Music in the Community, and he is currently lead mentor for Spitalfields Music’s Trainee Music Leader programme.