19 April 2024

Samling Artist Programme March 2024

‘That splendid organisation, Samling Institute, has brought off another triumph,’ was how reviewer David Byrne described a lively afternoon of masterclasses at Marchmont House in Edinburgh Music Review.

Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin, director and writer Susannah Waters and Samling Artist James Baillieu led the week at Marchmont House in March when we welcomed sopranos Charlotte Bowden and Hannah Crocker, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Achillea Pouta, tenors Hugo Brady and Michael Lafferty, baritone Felix Gygli and pianists Zany Denyer and Daniel Peter Silcock to the programme. Ella O’Neill supported the team as staff pianist.

Samling Artist Hugo Brady writes ‘Being so absorbed in an atmosphere of artistry, in the spectacular surroundings of Marchmont, with such a feeling of support created by the Samling team and leaders is a unique experience, and I’m certain that it is one which will turn out to be formative for me going forward.’

Samling Artist Programme in Masterclass at Marchmont House. All photos (c) Mark Pinder Photography