Samuel Thiel

Profile Updated: April 6, 2018
Residing In Berlin, Berlin Germany
Homepage www.samuelthiel.wordpress.com
Occupation Musician, Singer and Vocal Coach
Children Alyssa Gwendolyn, born 1988
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I have had a very eventful, sometimes tumultuous life. After leaving UT Austin I spent a year in Houston teaching at the University of St. Thomas (there is a long story about one of my colleagues there!) and then moved to Europe in 1972. Spent a year in NYC 76-77 and then returned to Europe. Lived in Belgium and France for a while and then went to Germany where I have had permanent residence since 1977. Some people may remember that I played the french horn. I had a big international career as an orchestral musician and soloist until I stopped playing in 1989. I had always sung on the side, began taking lessons during my studies...I started a full-time singing career in 1990. I now have a private studio and a teaching job in Berlin...am officially retired and working more than ever before in my life. My two careers have taken me all over the world. I have been married twice and have a 26 year old daughter from the second time around. My present life partner is a painter-sculptor and we live in a very nice house with a garden in the middle of Berlin. I am a happy person - always have been.

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Larry, wishing you a happy birthday from across the pond. Have a good one!!

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I just posted this video that I use for professional contacts. It was made about a year ago - so anyone who takes the three minutes to watch it can see what I'm doing now, where I live and work and get an idea of how I am - now at over 70. I am grateful for every day of life!

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Posted on: Dec 24, 2017 at 7:20 AM

Hello Jack, this is a voice from the really distant past! In Germany it's considered bad luck to wish someone happy birthday before the actual day...so I'll refrain from writing those words to you. I will be thinking of you on Newyear's Eve - as I do anyway from time to time. You were one of my very few boyhood friends. I'm glad you have a good life and that you are still around. Have a great new year! Sam

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Hello John! Great to see you again...after all this time! Glad you joined the site!

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Ilene, Happy Birthday from across the ocean! Have a good one!

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Kay - Happy Birthday to you!

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Posted on: Apr 04, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Hi Glenda, I am actually hatching some plans to be there in October. It's a long trip for me - I will visit my daughter in Toronto on both sides of coming to San Antonio. I haven't been to the home town in 13 years...so it will be an interesting adventure. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sam

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Posted on: Mar 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Hey Phil! I am seriously considering trying to get there for this event. I haven't been to the States in 12 years...and I have to go next summer (2015) because my Mother is probably going to celebrate her 100th birthday. We'll see if I can manage twice in two years! It would be good to see you again. Thanks for the message. Sam

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On vacation in Spain
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Where I live...this is in downtown Berlin!
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One of my workplaces - my Studio in Berlin
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A concert in Paris 2007. I'm singing songs from Alban Berg.
Posted: Apr 06, 2018 at 7:40 AM
My wonderful daughter Alyssa Gwendolyn Thiel in 2012 at an opera workshop in France. She is quite a good singer!
Posted: Jun 12, 2014 at 7:24 AM
A more recent photo of my daughter, Alyssa Gwendolyn
Posted: Apr 06, 2018 at 7:39 AM
A relatively recent photo - I look like this now, except I'm getting more grey every day...fortunately also less hair. It evens out.
Posted: Apr 06, 2018 at 7:43 AM
1993 or so with Alyssa at Disneyland Paris. Later on that trip someone broke into my car in Paris and stole my very expensive leather jacket and my favorite hat - along with most of my other clothes for that trip - including a tuxedo. I was not happy!!