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We invite you to ‘Come into the Garden’ at this year’s Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall where we present a programme that moves through the seasons reflecting our responses to the garden as a place for romance, for refuge, for family, and for deepening our connections to the natural world.

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Our Samling Academy summer concerts ‘Come into the Garden’ start on Saturday 20 July. To give you a flavour of the programme, here’s a preliminary music list, and some reflections on music and nature from some of our young singers.

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Samling Artist soprano Simona Mihai looks back to her Samling Artist Programme week, and explains why we talk about the 'Samling Family'. 

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Fifteen of the finest young classical singers in the North East invite you to ‘Come into the Garden’ for a series of summer concerts. Samling Academy presents a programme of song and poetry inspired by gardens and flowers in Saltburn, Barnard Castle and Sage Gateshead.

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Samling Artist Programme Leader pianist Malcolm Martineau looks ahead to our Samling Artist Showcase concert at Wigmore Hall on 8 November. For more information about this year’s concert and other Samling Institute performances, please visit our events page.

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Samling Academy offers unique coaching and performance opportunities to young singers in the North East. In this film, bass Patrick Owston talks about the wide range of skills and experiences he has gained during his time at Samling Academy, including learning about baroque dance, and performing at Sage Gateshead with Sir Thomas Allen and Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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Samling Academy offers a unique programme of intensive coaching and performance opportunities to young singers who live or study in the North East of England. In this film, soprano Zoë Jackson explains how Samling Academy has supported her in her journey to music college, and shares her memories of singing baroque opera with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort in the 2018 Samling Academy Opera production of John Blow’s ‘Venus and Adonis’.

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Luis Gomes singing with Royal Northern Sinfonia in Hall One Sage Gateshead

In the first of a series of short videos about what makes Samling Institute special, tenor Luis Gomes talks about how important being a Samling Artist has been to his career and how he keeps going back to the things he learned during his time with us in his practice and performance today.

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If you’re interested in classical singing, Samling Academy offers excellent opportunities to work with renowned singers, coaches and pianists, culminating in performances at Sage Gateshead and across the North East.

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SAMLING ACADEMY ‘TASTER DAY’

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