24 January 2022

Samling Artist Programme November 2021

Tickets for our first fully live Samling Artist Masterclass at Marchmont House sold out almost immediately. However the travel disruption caused by Storm Arwen meant that sadly we had a very much reduced audience for a fascinating afternoon of song and opera, led by Joan Rodgers CBE, Malcolm Martineau OBE and actor James Garnon.

‘I wasn’t too sure what the week would be but it exceeded my every expectation,’ said Samling Artist Neil Balfour. ‘Literally living, breathing and working with colleagues and tutors has advanced me so much. Internally I took some huge leaps of faith, put myself on the line and the tutors carefully handled that leading to enormous personal growth. I have learned techniques and concepts that I have already implemented into my professional work and will stay with me for the rest of my life. Samling is very, very special to me and I am so proud to be a part of the family.’

Pictured here are Samling Artists sopranos Haegee Lee and Natasha Page, mezzo-sopranos Shakira Tsindos and Grace Maria Wain, tenor Phillip Costovski, bass-baritone Neil Balfour and pianists Sid Ramchander and Kunal Lahiry. Follow the links to find out more about each of them on their individual Artist pages.

Main image: Neil Balfour and Natasha Page. Above from top: all Artists and leaders; soprano Haegee Lee; pianist Kunal Lahiry