Wigmore Hall 2021

Clara Schumann Liebeszauber Op. 13 No. 3 performed at Wigmore Hall, London 2021


Oxford Lieder Festival, October 2020

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latest recording

Album für Die Frau

In the imaginative recital Album für die Frau, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton combine songs by both Robert and Clara Schumann into a depiction of a relationship seen through the eyes of both parties. 



Why would any self-respecting woman perform Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben?

Schumann’s song cycle seems to have little to say about the realities of a woman’s life, but its emotional depths and the music’s sheer beauty still touch us.

Read Carolyn’s Guardian article explaining how her new recording gives its passive heroine a little more life.


From the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Tiny becomes grand in The Recital Hall. Great lyrics describing the undiscribable, an enchanting melody and a heavenly voice who brings it all together.


Purcell recording wins BBC Music Magazine's Recording of the Year 2020

BBC Music Magazine has awarded the Signum release of Purcell’s King Arthur directed by Paul McCreesh, Recording of the Year 2020.

The recording features Carolyn alongside Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce, Jeremy Budd, James Way, Roderick Williams, and Ashley Riches, accompanied by the Gabrieli Players.