Samling Artists

Sarah Gilford

Soprano, Samling Artist Programme: 2019

Photo: Sarah Gilford with pianist Yi-Shing Cheng at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder 

Sarah Gilford is a British soprano studying at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. She is the recipient of numerous awards including The Maida Jones Scholarship, W. Towyn Roberts Memorial Scholarship and the John Fussell Fund Award. Most recently, Sarah was a finalist for the Welsh Singers Showcase 2018 at St David’s Hall. As a chosen singer for RAM Song Circle, RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and the Josephine Baker Trust, Sarah performs frequently in oratorios, concerts and recitals across the UK. Sarah’s roles have included Hero Much Ado About Nothing and Alison The Wandering Scholar (Northern Opera Group); Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Edinburgh Studio Opera); Cleopatra in UK and South American premieres of Hasse’s Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra (Woodhouse Opera/Academia de Ópera Barroca), Papagena Die Zauberflöte (Longborough Festival Opera) and Helena (cover) The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera). Sarah’s studies are generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales, The Countess of Munster and The Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund.

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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‘I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to take part on a Samling residency course. I had a few ‘light bulb’ moments during some of the sessions which have been of huge benefit to my singing and performance technique already.’

Sarah Gilford

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