I feel extremely lucky to have been selected to become a Samling Artist! I spent an unforgettable week in beautiful Cumbria, working with the most distinguished leaders and a group of excellent singers who are also fantastic personalities. I learnt so much during that week, and it would be impossible to overestimate the value of the experience I gained.
Photo: Domonkos Csabay at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, November 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
Based in the UK since 2015, Hungarian accompanist, répétiteur and chamber musician Domonkos Csabay performs a wide range of classical repertoire. Domonkos has won numerous prizes in the last two years, including first prize in the Brant (now renamed as ‘Birmingham’) International Piano Competition. He played as a pre-concert showcase performer for concerts by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and pianist Paul Lewis and made his debut on BBC Radio 3 in 2018, broadcasting the famously virtuosic Eroica variations by Beethoven. As a Schubert performer, he was selected among only nine pianists and as the only participant not based in Germany for the semi-finals of the International Schubert-Competition Dortmund in 2016. Domonkos remains active in Hungarian musical life, too: During the 2017/18 season, as an Annie Fischer Scholar, he took part in a year-long concert series named after this world-famous pianist. After finishing his studies with Pascal Nemirovski and John Thwaites at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Domonkos studied for an Advanced Performance Diploma in répétiteurship (also at RBC), under Paul Wingfield and Robin Bowman.
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Samling Institute for Young Artists—through performance and learning opportunities—nurtures young classical singers and piano accompanists. From students to emerging professionals, hundreds of young artists have benefited since the charity was founded in 1996. They see their time with Samling Institute as a springboard and inspiration.