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Jonathan Ware

Samling Artist, pianist Jonathan Ware, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2013.

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Arshak Kuzikyan

Samling Artist, bass-baritone Arshak Kuzikyan, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2014.

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Morgan Pearse

Samling Artist, baritone Morgan Pearse, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2013.

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Nick Pritchard

Samling Artist, tenor Nick Pritchard, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2015.

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Susanna Hurrell

Samling Artist, soprano Susanna Hurrell, took part in Samling Artist Programme in 2012.

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Jonathan Ware & Charlie Jefford

Image ©: Mark Pinder – Samling Academy Concert 2015: Jonathan Ware & Charlie Jefford 

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Sophia Smith-Galer during the first weekend of Samling Academy. Photo by Mark Pinder.

In the latest guest blog post from this year’s Samling Academy participants, soprano Sophia Smith-Galer discusses musical adventures, the benefits of asking questions about the purpose of opera and singing, and the importance of empathy.

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Claire Ward in a previous Samling Academy rehearsal at Sage Gateshead. Photo ©:Mark Pinder

In the third of a series of guest blog posts from participants in this year’s Samling Academy, soprano Claire Ward, 22, tells us about her experience of Samling Academy last weekend in Durham. Claire is a final-year student at St. Aidan’s College, Durham University, reading French and Music.

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Ana Fernandez Guerra as Squirrel in Samling Academy Opera 2015, L'enfant et les sortileges Photo©: Mark Pinder

Soprano Ana Fernandez Guerra, 21, tells us about the first Samling Academy 2015 weekend in Durham, in the second of a series of guest blog posts from participants. Ana graduated from Newcastle University earlier this year. ‘The first day back at Samling Academy this year was incredibly exciting. There was still a buzz from 

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Samling Academy Participant Yazdan Qafouri.

By Yazdan Qafouri, Samling Academy 2015 participant.

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