How grateful I am for your organization and dedication in giving young singers and pianists the tools and opportunities needed to build a career. Samling is unparalleled in many ways for its prestige, generosity, and consideration to your artists. I am truly thankful.
Kunal Lahiry’s special affinity towards song interpretation has led to concerts at the Britten Studio, l’Église de Noisay, Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Frankfurt am Oder), Teatr Wielki (Warsaw), Festival d’Aix en Provence, Salon Razumovsky (Vienna), l’Église américaine de Paris, Musée des Archives Nationales, Musée d’Orsay, Royaumont Abbey, Mendelssohn Remise, and in the Lunchkonzert series of the Berliner Philharmonie. The young American pianist has been featured in Clemens Goldberg’s lecture–performance series ‘Slow Listening’, on the radio program ‘Kulturradio RBB’ in Berlin, and the Daniel Barenboim Excellence Foundation. Kunal is a Young Artist on the Britten–Pears, Live Music Now, Center for Musical Excellence (CME), ENOA, and Leeds Lieder programmes. He is also a 2018/19 laureate of the inaugural Académie Orsay–Royaumont. Kunal is currently studying with Wolfram Rieger at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin.
Photo: Kunal Lahiry at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
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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.