SAMLING MASTERCLASS WEEK
During the week of 15th May 2011 Kathryn performed in a public masterclass and gala evening at The Sage in Gateshead as part of the Samling Scholar’s Masterclass week.
Pictured above: Meeta Raval, Stephen Chambers, Elizabeth Burgess, Benjamin Appl, Eva Ganizate, John Mark Ainsley, Kathryn Rudge, Paul Farrington, Jocelyn Freeman, Jennifer France, Caroline Dowdle, Della Jones.
‘Samling have been working with some of the world’s greatest artists since 1996, nurturing outstanding young professionals as they embark upon their careers.’ Over 100 singers auditioned this year for a place on the programme,which is unique in the UK, and ‘provides singers and pianists with a sympathetic environment where they can work, perform and, above all, be inspired.’
Kathryn and fellow Samling Scholars; – Meeta Raval (soprano), Eva Ganizate (soprano), Jennifer France (soprano), Stephen Chambers (tenor), Benjamin Appl (baritone) and pianists Elizabeth Burgess and Jocelyn Freeman stayed at the beautiful Farlam Hall hotel near Brampton in Cumbria. The hotel provided a wonderful setting for the daily masterclasses lead by the Della Jones (Mezzo-soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Paul Farrington (Vocal Consultant) and Caroline Dowdle (Pianist).