‘Samling is a leading authority in the training of young classical voices and piano accompanists, both nationally and internationally.’

John Gilhooly CBE, Director, Wigmore Hall

Nurturing Talent, Mastering Technique, Inspiring Excellence

Samling Institute for Young Artists takes its name from an old Norse word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘collective’. From young voices at the beginning of their journey through to course leaders who bring a lifetime’s experience at the top of the profession, Samling Institute is a family of artists united by a passion for nurturing excellence across the generations.

Since 1996 we have transformed the lives of hundreds of talented young musicians through unique coaching programmes, performance opportunities and ongoing support.

Early-career singers and pianists who are selected for our Samling Artist Programme receive intensive masterclass weeks where they can refine every aspect of their talent under the care of world-renowned opera singers, song specialists, accompanists, coaches and actors. After completing the Samling Artist Programme, they are known as ‘Samling Artists’ and receive ongoing performance opportunities, advice and support through our extensive networks.

From our home in the North East of England we help young people who live or study in the region to find and develop their talent for classical singing through Samling Academy. Singers aged 14–21 explore all aspects of classical singing and develop wider performance skills, led by expert vocal coaches, song pianists, actors and movement specialists.

Across the world, you can find Samling Artists delighting audiences in the world’s finest opera houses and concert halls and on award-winning recordings. Following in their footsteps, Samling Academy Singers regularly win scholarships to major conservatoires and many have now progressed to professional singing careers.

‘Samling is unique. There is nothing quite like this in the world!’

Sir Thomas Allen