Last Monday CMF’s Business Mentoring partners BNY Mellon hosted us for a welcoming event to meet the new 2016 CMF Artists and mentors.
The spectacular views from the BNY Mellon office were the perfect backdrop for the event which began with a professional development workshop on key aspects of a professional musicians life including networking, the beginning of which you can see below.
The evening also featured a musical programme showcasing three of our new artists; Ligeti Quartet, oboist Hannah Morgan and pianist Mihai Ritivoiu as well as accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, a 2015 CMF Artist.
Hannah opened the programme with a wonderful solo piece evoking a flag blowing in the wind, following that she performed Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana with Mihai. Mihai performed a rendition of Chopin’s Waltz Op 42 in A flat major, after which Ligeti Quartet played the unique and very interesting Christian Mason piece Eki Attar from Tuvan Songbook. To finish off the musical programme, Bartosz Glowacki captivated us with Piazzolla’s Adio Nonino.
The drinks and canapes flowed after the music programme after which we previewed CMF Artist Andrey Lebedev’s upcoming video featuring Leo Brouwer’s ‘Danza de los Ancestros’, from Danzas Rituales y Festivas Vol. 2, premiered by Andrey at Wigmore Hall May 2015.
Take a look through the gallery of our evening below!