Samuel Gapp is a German pianist, composer and interdisciplinary artist based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Gapp is active as a pianist in improvised and contemporary music. As a composer, he works in the field of classical contemporary music as well as improvised and jazz music.
Gapp has created various interdisciplinary projects, like his video exhibition “Social Distancing” (improvised music with abstract videos), the trio ”Triplo Salto Mortal” (realtime audiovisual improvising) or the audiovisual project ”14 Dialoge” (dialogues between solo piano and images).
As a founding member of ”Habitable Records” and being part of “CI Community Project”, he is collaborating with artists all over the world and creating an international platform that aims for exchange, equality and musical research.
Gapp is also active in an educational and social context: In 2014, he spent six months in Ecuador, where he taught music to socially disadvantaged children in the city of Guayaquil. In 2021, he performed at the Big Bang Festival in Lisbon, an european music festival for young audiences.
Gapp studied jazz piano at the "Hochschule für Musik und Tanz" in Cologne, Germany and the "Escola Superior de Música" in Lisbon, Portugal, where he is currently doing his master degree in classical composition.
So far, Samuel Gapp has worked with musicians like Peter Evans, Evan Parker, Christian Lillinger, Peter Brötzmann, Michael Schiefel, Demian Cabaud, among others.
Prémio Musa (2022)
Prémio de Composição Francisco de Lacerda (2022)
Prémio de Composição Bernardo Sassetti (2019)
Prémio Jovens Músicos (2019)