Samantha Andersen Biography
Samantha grew up in the Sussex countryside with her Norwegian mother, English father, two sisters and a menagerie of animals!!
She was a shy child, and at the age of 11, in an effort to improve her confidence, her mother saw an advert in the local paper and enrolled her into classical singing lessons with an opera singer.
Over the years that followed, Samantha continued training with her teacher and secured her Grade 8 with Trinity College London and completed her Advanced Performance Certificate with Distinction.
As her voice developed Samantha’s mother dreamed she would go on to study opera at the Royal Collage of Music, but Samantha had other ideas.
In 2002 Samantha changed direction. Rather than accepting a place at one of the leading musical theatre courses in the country, she won a scholarship and went on to study classical acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London for 3 years. The voice training she received as a child proved to give her a certain advantage on her fellow students and she excelled in this discipline.
After graduating, Samantha auditioned and was privately coached by world renowned vocal coach Ian Adam, who shot to fame after coaching Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in Phantom of The Opera, amongst others. Samantha was then signed by an agent and went on to sing and star in numerous roles from Jocasta in Oedipus to Marilyn Monroe.
In 2015 she moved to Spain with the love of her life and has just hit the Costa del Sol circuit wowing audiences with her unique style. Samantha has a wide and eclectic range of music, but with a particular penchant for Jazz, Soul and Motown. However don’t be fooled as she has now got a growing bunch of followers who love nothing more than to throw a few shapes to the Disco Classics… you know who you are ladies and gentlemen!! The younger audience have been encouraging Samantha to mix things up and she is wooing the new flock with modern dance anthems (yes that’s what they call them!) from artists including David Guetta, Avicci, Kygo and Naughty Boy.
Sadly, Samantha’s mother never got to see her in the Royal Opera House, but is now the proudest mummy in the world watching her daughter entertain audiences around the globe with her extraordinary talent.