‘I support Samling Institute because opera and art song cannot thrive without the next generation of brilliant musicians.’

Lyn Shears, The Shears Foundation

Why we need your help

Our life-changing work – sustaining the next generation of singers and pianists – is needed more than ever. We do not receive any regular or statutory funding and we do not have an endowment. This means that we need your help as we seek to raise significant funds each year.

From school students at the start of their musical journey to early career professionals, Samling Institute has inspired many hundreds of young artists, who in turn have gone on to move and delight music-lovers across the world. None of this can happen without the generous support of people and organisations who share our belief in the power of music to transform lives.

Our commitment to young artists is unwavering, but we cannot do it without your help. By donating today or joining our Friends, you can make a difference to the future of tomorrow’s young artists.

‘If opera is not there and not supported, people don’t have the opportunity to discover it, and if Samling Academy Opera hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t be where I am today, as a professional singer.’

Clare Tunney, former Samling Academy Singer

‘Samling is a leading authority in the training of young classical voices and piano accompanists, both nationally and internationally.’

John Gilhooly CBE, Director of Wigmore Hall