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Major debuts for Benjamin Appl, Madison Nonoa and Claire Barnett-Jones, new recordings including a new solo album by James Newby and Joseph Middleton and Samling Artists in next year’s ENO season in this month’s news round-up.

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Samling Artist success at the Ferrier Awards, Alexandra Lowe’s debut CD and your guide to Samling Artists at this year’s BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Opera House 2023/24 season.

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Samling Masterclass, Marchmont House, 11/3 2023. Photo © Mark Pinder +44 (0)7768 211174 pinder.photo@gmail.com www.markpinder.net

We look ahead to our Academy summer concert project and to events in the autumn following auditions for Samling Academy and the Samling Artist Programme. We have news of a stunning UK premiere performance with Nicholas McGegan, RNS and Samling Artist Katherine Aitken at Sage Gateshead and we announce the first duos to benefit from our new Samling and Song residencies.

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Apr 26 2023

Spotlight on Cardiff

Samling Artist singers have appeared in the finals of every BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition since 2005 and this year is no exception. Mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor and bass William Thomas told us about their preparations for this year’s finals.

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This year’s Samling Futures project was bigger than ever, reaching over 500 students and teachers in seven state secondary schools in Berwickshire, Hexham, Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland and Durham.

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Most artists would consider it an enormous privilege to spend just half an hour working in a masterclass with Sir Mark Elder but thanks to the Samling Artist Programme, six singers and two pianists were able to spend an entire week of working and living with one of the world’s leading conductors.

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Two Samling Artists have been selected for the finals of the 2023 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and we have news of competition successes for pianists and singers, Samling Artists in residence at Wigmore Hall and our regular round-up of season announcements and new releases.

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Announcing the first duos to benefit from our Samling and Song art-song residency programme, along with news of success in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, Royal Academy of Music Associate Honours, new releases and more.

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Exciting news from some of our most recent Samling Artists, RPS award nominations, new recordings and Samling Artists at Sage Gateshead

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The future of song and opera depends on new generations of performers and audiences being inspired by the magical power of classical music. Our Spring 2023 newsletter looks ahead to our Samling Futures school visits and Academy activities, reaching young people from the Tweed to the Tees and we bring you highlights of our recent autumn programme.

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