Samling Artists

Nicky Spence

Tenor, Samling Artist Programme: 2006

Scottish tenor Nicky Spence trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Described by The Times as ‘a tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away’, he recently made his role debut as Siegmund in a new production of Die Walküre for the English National Opera and returned to the Royal Opera House as Laca Jenůfa. Future seasons see Nicky returning to The Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra national de Paris and La Monnaie and making his debut at the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin.

In 2020 he won the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone’s Solo Vocal Award for his critically acclaimed recording of Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared with Julius Drake and he was nominated as Singer of the Year by the Royal Philharmonic Society. He can currently be seen mentoring novice singers on the Sky Arts’ TV show ‘Anyone can sing’.

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists