All posts by: Peter Keenan

Samling Academy 2016 Participant blog: Patrick Owston

By Patrick Owston – Samling Academy singer. As a first-time participant on the Samling Academy programme – and with the Samling Academy concert at the Sage Gateshead quickly approaching – I cannot describe my excitement for what looks to be yet another incredible weekend of singing and learning. Since taking part in the Academy ‘Development Weekend’ […]

A Lover and his Lass: Rehearsal Diaries

By Rachel Bird – Samling Academy participant. The Samling Academy summer concerts are now less than a week away and I couldn’t be more excited. After many months of rehearsals, it’s wonderful to see how well the performances are coming together. As one of the younger members of the group, taking part has been a […]

A Lover and his Lass: Rehearsal Diaries

By Jordan Carlton – Samling Academy participant. As I write this blog, our first performance of the Samling Academy summer concerts – A Lover and his Lass – is approximately a week away, a distance which is around the time when your thoughts shift from a performance seeming to be in the distant future, to it […]

Samling Gala Concert feature in Living North

With just over two weeks to go until our Gala Concert in the Garden at Bywell, we are delighted to be able to share with you this stunning feature about the event from the July issue of Living North. Click here, or on the picture above, to view a PDF of the piece, or pick up […]

Malcolm Martineau receives OBE

Huge congratulations to Malcolm Martineau, who has just received an OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours list for Services to music and young singers. Malcolm has been a cornerstone of Samling for the past 20 years and we are delighted to share this wonderful news. You can read more about Malcolm’s reaction to this […]

Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Jonathan Ware

Samling Artist, pianist Jonathan Ware, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2013. With only two days to go until the Samling Showcase at Wigmore Hall​, today sees our final profile of the Samling Artists who are taking part – YCAT Artist, pianist Jonathan Ware. Jonathan studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and the Hochschule für […]

Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Arshak Kuzikyan

Samling Artist, bass-baritone Arshak Kuzikyan, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2014. This time we’re profiling Armenian bass-bartione Arshak Kuzikyan. Arshak is currently studying with Dennis O’Neill at the Welsh International Academy of Voice. He graduated from the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015 under the tutelage of Scott Johnson, having previously […]

Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Morgan Pearse

Samling Artist, baritone Morgan Pearse, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2013. With only five days now until our Samling Showcase at Wigmore Hall, today we’re profiling Young Classical Artists Trust Artist, Morgan Pearse. During the 2014/15 season Morgan joined Houston Grand Opera Studio where his roles included Papageno (The Magic Flute), Yamadori (Madame Butterfly), […]

Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Nick Pritchard

Samling Artist, tenor Nick Pritchard, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2015. Today it’s tenor Nick Pritchard’s turn under the spotlight. Nick will be performing songs from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, as well as several opera extracts in the Samling Showcase at Wigmore Hall next week. You can find out more about Nick, a recent […]

Samling Showcase Artist Profile: Susanna Hurrell

Samling Artist, soprano Susanna Hurrell, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2012. Today’s profile will help you get to know Susanna a little better ahead of our Samling Showcase at Wigmore Hall on 4th November. Why not take a look at Susanna’s website for an up-to-date biography, upcoming performances and much more! Recent reviews […]