A wonderful week and opportunity to meet and work with such great people and artists. Whilst everyone has their own vocabulary and different ways of describing ideas, you realise that they are all working towards the same goal of helping you express yourself in the clearest and simplest way possible. I am so grateful for my time at Samling.
British baritone Paul Grant was born in Edinburgh and studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a member of the Academy Song Circle and was a soloist for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series. He is a 2018/2019 Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera, a Britten–Pears Young Artist, alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto and he won the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award 2018. Paul has recently joined the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Performance highlights include a gala concert at Victoria Hall, Geneva, recitals at The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Leeds Lieder and Oxford Lieder festivals and masterclasses with Thomas Quasthoff and Sir Simon Keenlyside. Recent operatic performances include Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Minsk Man in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Le Podestat in Bizet’s Le docteur Miracle with Royal Academy of Music Opera.
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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.