24-year-old Sam Nadurak is a young cellist and composer born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sam has studied with Allison Warrian, Yuri Hooker and completed his Masters degree in Cello performance at the University of Ottawa, studying with Paul Marleyn. He is currently playing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and teaching cello privately. Sam has had the pleasure of briefly working with various well-known cellists such as Ariel Barnes, Richard Aaron, Hans Jensen and more. Sam was a finalist in the Women’s Musical Club, McLellan competition, where he had the opportunity to play solo in front of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Sam has also found success in local competitions like Manitoba Provincial Music Festival, Winnipeg Music Festival, and has played as a soloist with some ensembles and in theatre shows. Sam enjoys composing for a variety of genres. In 2022, he released his debut album, “Wide Eyed, Tongue Tied” of original songs composed, recorded, and produced by him. His original music was featured on CBC radio. In 2017 he had a composition premiered in the Murau International Music Festival in Austria, and in 2019 he won the thirteen strings composition competition in Ottawa. Sam joined the “Back to BACH” Project in the fall of 2016 and was involved as a member, regional director, and Director of Global Operations for 5 years. Apart from music, Sam enjoys spending his time playing sports, being active, being creative and spending time with friends and family.