Kathryn has been selected to attend a Samling Masterclass week in May 2011. The week will be led by Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Paul Farrington (Vocal Consultant) and Caroline Dowdle (Pianist).
Over 100 young singers auditioned this year and Samling selected 18 of these to take part in a series of week-long programmes of study, where they are coached intensively in opera and lieder singing by some of the world’s finest artists. These young people are usually in the final stages of their studies or just emerging into the professional world.
During Masterclass weeks Samling opens its doors to the general public who are invited to observe the ‘masters’ and their students – Samling Scholars – at work. The week ends with a gala concert, given on the last evening at The Sage, Gateshead.
“Probably the most important week of these singers’ lives”, Malcolm Martineau, Leader.