Despite the challenges of school closures and lockdown, our Samling Futures workshops for secondary school students across the North East went ahead online, with help from Samling Artists Louise Alder, Nicky Spence and Milan Siljanov, five Academy Singers and actor James Garnon.
This month we bring you news of another Samling Artist debut recital recording, more Samling Artists awards and how Samling Artists are making their voices heard raising awareness of the difficulties now faced by UK musicians touring or working in Europe.
We are delighted to welcome Northumbria University into our Samling Academy partnership, joining Newcastle University, Durham University and Sage Gatesehead.
We start 2021 with a new feature – a regular round-up bringing you some of the big Samling Artist news stories and achievements that have caught our eye. This month brings news from the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Grammys, an acclaimed debut album and Samling Artists appearing in the Netflix blockbuster ‘Bridgerton’.
Samling Institute has grown from a concert in a barn to a global family of more than five-hundred singers, pianists and leaders. In the cover story of our Spring Newsletter for 2021, we look back at Samling Institute’s journey to becoming an organisation of national and international significance, and we share some of our exciting plans for this special year.