21 November 2015

Samling Artist Profile: Nardus Williams

In the second of this week’s Samling Artist profiles, we introduce soprano Nardus Williams.

Nardus Williams is currently studying on the Postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music with Lillian Watson.

Nardus previously studied for a BMus at Trinity Laban, during which she was awarded the Royal Over-Seas League’s Audrey Strange Memorial Prize for Most Promising Young Singer and, earlier this year, won the Trinity Laban Gold Medal Competition at Kings Place, becoming the first singer ever to receive this award.

Her recent performances have included Nitocris in Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar under Nicholas Kraemer and Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Kingfisher Sinfonia under Elgar Howarth in Aldeburgh. She will also be a Park Lane Group Artist in 2016.

You can read more about Nardus here, and see her receive teaching from four internationally-renowned classical artists next week in Samling’s public Masterclass and Concert on Saturday 28 November at Sage Gateshead.

Samling’s public Masterclass and Concert is led by internationally-renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and pianist Malcolm Martineau, as well as David Gowland, Artistic Director of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, and Broadway theatre and opera director Tim Carroll. Tickets are available from Sage Gateshead’s website or by calling 0191 443 4661.