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A trio of Samling Artists make an impressive combination of house and role debuts at Garsington Opera; success at the Lady Fairfax La Scala Opera Award and the London International Handel Singing Competition, Samling Artists in upcoming seasons at Oxford Song, the Edinburgh International Festival, English National Opera and Glyndebourne and more house and role debuts.

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A quartet of Samling Artists in the final of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards; season announcements from the BBC Proms and the Royal Ballet and Opera; Samling Artists and Academy SIngers on the same recording and plenty more recording and performance news.

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Our Samling Artists have been inspiring hundreds of young people in schools across the North East with our Samling Futures workshops and the launch of our first Samling Singing School.

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Egglescliffe School in Stockton has become the first Samling Singing School and the start of a new initiative for classical singing in the North East. Over the next three years we will embrace six state schools across the region spreading Samling Institute’s core principles of healthy and natural vocal production, commitment to text and learning through doing.

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In March, our Artist Programme achieved another milestone as the number of Samling Artists passed four hundred. Our global reach increased to 46 countries with our first Samling Artist from Greece and we welcomed two new leaders to the team.

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Samling Artist Miranda Wright has been a valued member of the Samling Academy coaching team since the programme began in 2012. She directs this year's summer project 'Lost and Found'.

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Nicky Spence continues his run of achievements winning the Singer Award at this year's RPS awards; Dafydd Jones and Bridget Esler join international opera studio programmes; Wigmore Hall announce their autumn programme, including our Samling Artist Showcase and our regular round-up of Samling Artist debuts and recordings.

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Kate Valentine launches Valentine Voice Care, providing comprehensive care and support for voice professionals; ten Samling Artists to look out for in performances across North East England; multiple competition wins for Dafydd Jones and Francesca Lauri along with plenty of opera and recording news.

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Felipe Manu takes the main prize and best tenor prize at the Tenor Viñas competition in Barcelona, new releases, including the debut for Samling Artist duo Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale, award nominations for Alexandra Lowe and Nicky Spence and opera house and role debuts in our first news round-up of 2024.

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As a registered charity, Samling Institute is governed by a board of Trustees, who bring a wide range of professional expertise to the organisation. We are delighted to welcome two new Trustees – Sir David Bell, who joins as our new Chair and Rupert Tyler.

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