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In November, we welcomed eight new Samling Artists to our global family, following a residency at Marchmont House led by soprano Yvonne Kenny AM, pianist Simon Lepper and actor Alex Hassell.

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Our 2023/24 Samling Academy cohort got together for the first time in October for six days of intensive masterclasses and workshops and a concert at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music.

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Success at the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, exciting debuts in Europe and Australia and Samling Artist recordings for your Christmas lists.

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An exciting month of house and role debuts for Samling Artists, including a starry 'Otello' for Ted Black at Wiener Staatsoper and debuts at Wigmore Hall as part of our Samling Artist Showcase.

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Albums including a trio of Samling Artists, a newly commissioned song cycle and two premiere recordings, opera debuts across Europe, Samling Artists in the North East, and Benjamin Appl presents 'Inside Music' on BBC Radio 3 (and reveals what he listens to while cleaning his house!)

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Music is, above all, about communication, speaking to its listeners across time and space. In our autumn newsletter, we invite you to drop into conversations in concerts and masterclasses in the North East and in London, where you can see the whole range of our work, from the youngest Samling Academy Singers to our celebrated Samling Artists.

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Samling Artist baritone James Newby joins us this autumn as a leader for Samling Academy and for our Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall. He stopped off on his way to Leeds Festival to answer some questions for our Shorts interview.

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Our theme of musical conversations began in July with our Samling Academy summer concerts at Saltburn Arts and Sage Gateshead. The semi-staged production, was directed and accompanied by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Leo Nicholson, with lighting by Alex Edwards.

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Michael Pandya joins the BBC New Generation Artists programme and Louise Alder lands a dream role at Glyndebourne. Anush Hovhannisyan makes her Wigmore Hall debut and tells us about a new programme for young singers that she has launched in her native Armenia.

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Two Samling Artists receive OBEs in the King’s Birthday Honours, updates on successes at BBC Cardiff SInger of the World, Samling Artists at Ryedale Festival and Oxford International Song Festival and lots of new releases.

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