13 May 2022

Samling Artist Programme February 2022

Eight young artists enjoyed intensive coaching and shared music-making on our most recent Samling Artist Programme at Marchmont House. The week was led by soprano Patricia MacMahon, pianist Caroline Dowdle, actor James Garnon. Actor and French coach Hervé Goffings joined us for the first time and shared his insights into French drama with the audience at our public masterclass. Staff pianist Samling Artist Ian Tindale supported the leaders and artists throughout the week.

‘My week with Samling gave me some much needed mental space to breathe fresh life into my tried-and-true repertoire and to delve into layers that were still unexplored in new works. I left with a deeper sense of connection and grounding, with a heart full of gratitude for my new colleagues and our generous leaders. It really has been an experience I’ll never forget!’
Olivia Boen

Our new Samling Artists, pictured above, are sopranos Olivia Boen, Bridget Esler and Emily Christina Loftus, mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett, tenor Dafydd Jones, baritone Daniel Barrett and pianists Ilan Kurtser and Michael Sikich.

All photos: Mark Pinder Photography

From top, Patricia MacMahon and Bridget Esler; Caroline Dowdle and Olivia Boen; James Garnon and Daniel Barrett; Hervé Goffings