Vocal alumnus Nardus Williams has won a coveted Samling Scholarship, following in the footsteps of fellow Trinity Laban alumnus Katarina Karnéus, who gave the first ever Samling performance in 1996.
Nardus, who won Trinity Laban’s hotly contested Gold Medal Showcase in January 2015, has also become a Park Lane Group artist for 2016. Nardus says: "Being selected to represent both these prestigious organisations is such an honour, especially as a number of singers I hugely admire have done so in the past. Both Samling and Park Lane Group will provide the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues, in addition to mentoring from artists of the highest calibre. Opportunities such as these are not only inspiring, but invaluable to a young artist such as myself."
Linda Hirst, Head of Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban, says: “This is such good news for Nardus - she is on the way to such a good career.”
Samling nurtures young classical singers and piano accompanists. From students to emerging professionals, hundreds of young artists have benefited since the charity was founded 19 years ago.
The Park Lane Group was founded in 1956 to provide a prominent platform for outstanding young instrumentalists and singers, and it continues to provide many notable and imaginative performance opportunities each year, many of which celebrate the lives and works of great musicians.