Samuel Bordoli is British composer whose music has been heard widely throughout the UK. He was Scottish Opera’s Composer-in-Residence from 2017 to 2020 where he composed a variety of work including numerous scenes for Opera Highlights tours; Grace Notes with novelist Bernard MacLaverty; Le trésor des humbles for soprano and orchestra; The Narcissistic Fish, a new opera film; Hermia’s Nightmare, a Shakespeare chamber opera; and a new satirical musical Trumped!

He studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Philip Cashian and Simon Bainbridge at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Academy, where he was the Mendelssohn Scholar. He was also mentored by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for nine years.

Samuel's broad output has also included: a chamber opera, Amerika, performed at the Tête à Tête opera festival in London; children’s musical The Man In The Moon at If Opera; and a choral anthem, The Great Silence, premiered at the Windsor Festival for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. His music theatre piece Belongings was premiered on the Caledonian Sleeper between Aberdeen and London. He has also composed four Live Music Sculptures, site-specific compositions for London landmarks, including Tower Bridge, City Hall, the Monument and St Paul’s Cathedral, and co-produced Planets 2018, a new ‘Planets Suite’ performed inside planetariums across the UK. He was awarded an ARAM in 2018.