Samuel Hamzem


Samuel started playing the French horn with his cousin in 1987, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Throughout Samuel’s career, he has performed with significant orchestras such as The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque in Chicago, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony in DC, Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra as a second horn from 1997 to 2016, Sao Paulo Municipal Orchestra, Brasilia Philharmonic, Del Maggio Musicale with Zubin Mehta, Minas Gerais Philharmonic and Pacific Music Festival Orchestra with Charles Dutoit in Japan.

He participated in several tours with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra: Latin America, United States, Europe and Brazil.

Samuel has taught in important festivals in Brazil and Argentina and he is very proud to be a regular and tenured member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra since 2016.

“I am really fortunate of being part of a World Class Opera Orquestra with a special group of people, artists and human beings, specifically in a city like Chicago!”