Sam Ingvorsen

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Double bass

Location: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Sam Ingvorsen is a bass player and composer based in London and regularly performs across the UK.

Born in Hampshire in 1995, Sam started playing the bass guitar aged 13 and quickly started playing in local youth bands across the county. In 2013, Sam switched his focus to the double bass when he began his studies at the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the BMus (Hons) Jazz course, which he graduated from with a First Class Degree in 2017. Here, he received tuition from Arnie Somogyi, Mark Hodgson, Percy Pursglove, Mike Williams, Hans Koller, Jeremy Price and was also lucky enough to have been involved with masterclasses and workshops with the late John Taylor, George Colligan, Kenny Garrett, Jeff Ballard, Mark Turner and Joe Lovano.

Further afield, Sam spent four months of 2015 studying at the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark, where he studied with Niels Thybo, Claus Waidtløw, Anders Mogensen and the danish bass legend; Bo Stief (Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon). In Denmark, he experienced the freshness of a different scene and played gigs both in Odense and Copenhagen. Sam was also lucky enough to attend the Engelsholm Winter Jazz Camp in Denmark in January of 2016, where he studied with jazz legends; Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier, as well as a plethora of Scandinavia’s top jazz musicians.

Sam is currently attending Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he received a scholarship to study towards a Masters Degree and is also a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award holder. Recently, he has also been touring the country with the Olly Chalk Trio featuring John O’Gallagher and has played with other leading musicians including Bruce Barth, Hans Koller, John Law and Percy Pursglove.