Laura Margaret Smith

Mezzo-soprano, Samling Artist Programme: 2012

I had the pleasure to work with Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Christopher Glynn and Pat MacMahon (who is now my singing teacher). The importance of being coached and performing with such esteemed performers and professionals is invaluable. Not only to learn from their wealth of experience, but to understand the profession. As a young artist at the beginning of my career, this knowledge was immensely important. Immersing yourself in this world at Samling gave us the opportunity to completely focus on our art, and share our passions together. Culminating in a performance at the Sage was a highlight.

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