All posts by: Heather Anderson

Samling Artist Profile: Rowan Pierce

Under the spotlight in today’s Samling Artist Profile is soprano Rowan Pierce. Rowan comes from Saltburn-by-the-Sea and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music. A winner of the Major van Someren-Godfrey Prize at the RCM, she also won the first Schubert Society Singer Prize at the London Song Festival in 2014. Rowan took part […]

Samling Artist Profile: Romanas Kudriašovas

Today we’re profiling Samling Artist Romanas Kudriašovas. Lithuanian baritone Romanas Kudriašovas is a current National Opera Studio Young Artist. He played violin and piano from the age of seven and after initially training as a conductor studied opera singing in Lithuania, Hamburg and at the Wales International Academy of Voice. A prize-winner in several competitions, Romanas is […]

Samling Artist Profile: Kiandra Howarth

In the first of a series of profiles about the outstanding young singers and pianists taking part in this month’s Samling Artist Programme, today we are introducing Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth. Kiandra Howarth studied in Queensland and Salzburg before joining the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in 2013, where Bachtrack wrote of […]

Samling Academy Taster Day offers free expert training to young North East singers

Image: Samling Academy 2015 participants. Photo © Mark Pinder / Meta-4 Samling is offering a day of expert training in classical singing for free to talented young singers in the North East. Samling’s new ‘Taster Day’ takes place on Saturday 13 February from 10am to 3.30pm at Jesmond United Reformed Church and is aimed at […]

Samling Artist Profile: Jâms Coleman

In our final Samling Artist profile ahead of tomorrow’s Masterclass and Concert, today pianist Jâms Coleman is under the spotlight: Jâms was born in Anglesey in North Wales, and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, earlier this year, where he read Music and was a choral scholar. He is currently studying at the Royal Academy of […]

Samling Artist Profile: Somi Kim

Today we profile Somi Kim, the first of two Samling Artist pianists currently participating in our Samling Artist Programme week. Born in South Korea, Somi began her piano studies aged 8. She moved to New Zealand in 1997, gaining a First Class Masters in Music from the University of Auckland in 2013.  Earlier this year […]

Samling Artist Profile: Milan Siljanov

The Samling Artist being featured in today’s profile is Milan Siljanov. Don’t forget you can see Milan and seven other Samling Artists perform this Saturday at Sage Gateshead in our Masterclass and Concert, led by four stars of the classical world. Swiss bass-baritone Milan Siljanov’s training includes a BMus and MA at Zurich University of […]

Samling Artist Profile: Maria Ostroukhova

Today we’re profiling Samling Artist mezzo-soprano Maria Ostroukhova. Maria was born in 1991 in Moscow into a musical family and studied piano for 15 years before enrolling at the Moscow State Conservatoire. In 2012 she was accepted into the Royal College of Music on the Vocal faculty as a Scholar where she graduated with Distinction […]

Samling Artist Profile: Timothy Charles Langston

In today’s Samling Artist profile we introduce tenor Timothy Charles Langston. Timothy read Music at the University of Manchester and latterly at the Royal Northern College of Music. Earlier this year he set up Manchester Opera Ensemble and has since directed Menotti’s radio opera The Old Maid and the Thief and Britten’s The Turn of […]

Samling Artist Profile: Heather Lowe

Today it’s mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe’s turn in the spotlight, ahead of this week’s Samling Artist Programme. Heather recently finished her studies at the National Opera Studio, under the tuition of Susan Waters, and previously she attended the Royal Northern College of Music. She was a Chorister for Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2014 productions of Eugene Onegin, […]