Samuel Liddell is a bassist who specializes in new music. Samuel frequently collaborates with Colorado-based composer Jasper Schimch Kinney, and has premiered numerous works by composers from around the globe as a key member of Nebula Ensemble. During his time at the Lamont School of Music, Samuel’s collaborations with Lamont composers resulted in three awards for outstanding performance during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. In 2015, Samuel and his fellow ensemble members won first prize in the Lamont Chamber Competition for their performance of George Crumb’s Quest, the first time a new music ensemble has ever won this award. Samuel received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music in 2016.