A Town Hall Symphony Hall steward has been announced as one of 17 artists joining the National Opera Studio's internationally renowned Young Artists' Programme.

The National Opera Studio exists to train talented young musicians to become the leading artists of their generation. They aim to make a significant contribution to the opera ecology and the wider creative and cultural life of the UK through the provision of top-quality professional training, and by our engagement and position in the sector.

Samantha Oxborough has been working as a steward at Town Hall Symphony Hall for just over 3 years and, more recently, as a senior steward. From September, she will begin 9 months of intensive training as she joins The National Opera Studio's internationally renowned Young Artists' Programme.