All posts by: Heather Anderson

Samling is recruiting!

Samling is recruiting for the position of Creative Development Manager! If you’d like to join our Northumberland-based team or know someone who would, please see below for more details.   Creative Development Manager Salary: £26,000 (depending on experience) An opportunity has arisen for an accomplished and enthusiastic individual – a proactive self-starter – with an […]

‘Do I need an agent?’

As a co-promotional partner of YCAT’s new Sounding Board initiative for music graduates and students, we are delighted to share details of its inaugural seminar at King’s College London on Tuesday 4 October at 2pm. Entitled ‘Do I need an agent?’, the seminar features three of the classical industry’s leading artist managers, who will provide […]

Full Programme Announced for Samling Gala Concert

Samling is delighted to announce the full programme for our Gala Concert in the Garden on Sunday 3 July at The Old Vicarage in Bywell, Northumberland. Please see the full programme below, or click here to download a printable programme sheet. Some tickets are still available for this magical evening of opera favourites starring Samling Artists, […]

Soloists announced for Samling Gala Concert in the Garden

Samling is delighted to announce that Samling Artists Elin Pritchard, Helen Sherman, Nicky Spence and Morgan Pearse will perform at our Gala Concert in the Garden on Sunday 3 July at The Old Vicarage in Bywell, Northumberland – a magical evening of opera by the banks of the river Tyne.

Samling featured in Classical Music magazine

The curent edition of Classical Music Magazine features an interview with Samling’s director Karon Wright. Read more here about how Samling started and our work over the last 20 years, including our Artist Programme, Samling Academy and our new Samling Futures initiative which seeks to widen access to classical music for young people in the North East.

Samling Artist Profile: Finnegan Downie Dear

In our final Samling Artist Profile before Saturday’s public Masterclass and Concert at Sage Gateshead, today is pianist Finnegan Downie Dear’s turn under the spotlight. Finnegan was born in London and studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He works regularly with the Royal Opera House’s music staff as an assistant conductor […]

Samling Artist Profile: Angharad Lyddon

Today we’re profiling mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon. Angharad is from Wrexham in North Wales and had her first singing lesson at the age of six. She recently graduated from Royal Academy Opera having previously been awarded first class BMus (Hons) and MA degrees as well as a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music. Angharad was […]

Samling Artist Profile: Christopher Nairne

Today we’re profiling baritone Christopher Nairne, one of eight Samling Artists on stage at Sage Gateshead this weekend in our public Masterclass led by three world-class professionals. Christopher lives in Glasgow and is currently in his second year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Opera School, where his operatic roles have included Pelléas in Pelléas […]

Samling Artist Profile: Katie Lowe

Today’s Samling Artist Profile is all about soprano Katie Lowe. Katie graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and continued her studies at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice and the Royal College of Music on the International Opera Course. She returned to RNCM last September to complete her studies on the International Artist […]

Samling Artist Profile: Jonathan Ware

Today we’re profiling pianist Jonathan Ware – don’t forget you can see Jonathan and seven other outstanding Samling Artists on stage next Saturday in our public Masterclass and Concert at Sage Gateshead. Born in Texas, Jonathan studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. He […]