Joining the stage from the far corners and back trails of her native South Africa, mezzo- soprano Samantha Malk is an artist devoted to the love of her craft. She began carving out her career focusing on recital and concert repertoire. Carnegie Hall, Seiji Osawa Hall, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Concertgebouw Brugge, Mandel Hall University of Chicago list a few of her solo recital venues. Among her collaborations, she has performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the International Contemporary Ensemble, SongFusion and Brooklyn Art Song Society. On the operatic stage, Samantha has portrayed the roles of Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as well as Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen. She is an alumna of Tanglewood Music Center, the Steans Music Institute at Ravinia Music Festival, Acadèmie Musicale de Villecroze and the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at Aldeburgh Music Festival. Her education was completed in the United States where she holds Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. Samantha is a 2015 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition Finalist and made her recent Carnegie Hall debut in Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories. Besides her dedication to the art of music making, Samantha is committed to developing and inspiring singers. She has been a voice consultant for the young artist program at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv for the last three years and in July 2014, Samantha joined the voice faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. Samantha maintains a private voice studio in New York City and guest teaches in host cities such as Amsterdam, London and Paris. She was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently resides in New York City.