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CMF-commissioned composition wins British Composer Award

  • December 7, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

On Tuesday 6th December at the annual BASCA British Composer Awards (sponsored by PRS for Music and in partnership with BBC Radio 3), hosted at the BFI Southbank, Oliver Christophe Leith was the winner of the ‘small chamber’ category for his work, A Day at the Spa.  Leith was one of two compositions commissioned for […]

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CMF Welcomes new Artists and Mentors at BNY Mellon

  • November 30, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

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 […]

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Exciting Times for our Jazz Artists!

  • November 10, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

The month of November has some very exciting things in store for our jazz CMF Artists! They have an EP launc and the recording of a new album and lots of gigs at the EFG London Jazz Festival. New 2016 CMF Artists Nérija will be launching their new EP, funded by their Kickstarter campaign. They recorded it […]

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New 2016 CMF Artists Announced!

  • October 24, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

We have officially announced the new 2016 CMF Artists! After a rigorous audition process in which the artists had to submit a paper application then audition in person with a performance and an interview, we chose our new CMF 2016 Artists and we are excited to introduce the following artists! We have been featured in […]

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Y-Squared Video Launch

  • October 19, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

Last week CMF Artists Y-Squared launched two new music videos produced and commissioned by CMF. The videos themselves were directed by fellow CMF Artist and member of the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, Ian Dingle. We filmed the videos earlier in the year in a very chilly Asylum Chapel in Peckham, you can take a look at […]

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Our First Professional Development Workshop for 2016 Artists

  • October 12, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

  That’s right, we at CMF put on our first professional development workshops for the new 2016 CMF Artists on Tuesday 4th October! CMF is committed to providing professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music. We don’t […]

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Behind the scenes at Miriam Nerval’s video shoot

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CMF Artists’ Intense and Energising Messiaen Performance

  • October 3, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

Last night four CMF Artists produced an electrifying performance of Olivier Messiaen’s devastating Quatuor pour la fin du temps, ‘Quartet for the End of Time‘ at Clapham Omnibus. The quartet featured clarinetist Joseph Shiner, Michael Foyle and Maksim Štšura of the violin and piano duo the Foyle-Štšura Duo and cellist Yelian He of Y-Squared. The performance was reviewed by […]

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Dinara Klinton LIVE on Classic FM

  • September 22, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

CMF Artist and pianist Dinara Klinton was live on Classic FM’s Facebook page. An innovative and relatively new Facebook platform, Facebook Live allows you to live stream anything you like. The video was taken as she rehearsed for her concert later that evening and has received over 24,000 views! During the video you can see […]

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CMF presents three CMF Artists at Oxford Lieder Festival

  • September 12, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

The Oxford Lieder Festival is an annual festival presenting more than 35 concerts and dozens of other events celebrating the unique art form of song. It is a leading festival and the biggest of its kind in the UK attracting many of the world’s greatest artists. A big part of the festival, Oxford Lieder has a long […]

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Andrey Lebedev Shines in Music Video Shoot

  • August 25, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

As part of the City Music Foundation Artist Scheme, CMF Artists are able to have a music video shot and produced by CMF. You can see our other artist videos on our YouTube channel including Eusebio Sanchez and see the Foyle-Štšura Duo play Lutoslawski, Brahms and a promo video for them. The next artist to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity is Andrey […]

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City Music Foundation Showcase

  • August 16, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

Two of City Music Foundation’s artists, Samson Tsoy and Andrey Lebedev will take part in a showcase for City Music Foundation presented by Rhinegold LIVE. This showcase is a first of its kind of City Music Foundation and a way to, not only exhibit the talent of the CMF artists, but also to watch, and experience first-hand […]

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Dinara wins third prize at Cleveland International Piano Competition

  • August 8, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

CMF Artist and pianist Dinara Klinton stormed in to third place at this weekend’s final of the Cleveland International Piano Competition after performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, winning a cash prize of $15,000. You can see a picture of her performance below. In earlier rounds she performed […]

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CMF 2016 Artists

  • August 4, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

Each year, City Music Foundation opens their applications to find the next lot of City Music Foundation Artists. This year, with more applications than ever, we had a lot of work on our hands whittling them down to a more manageable 25 or so to audition in person. With the finalists selected, the judges on their […]

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City Music Foundation Launches First Music Residency!

  • July 25, 2016

  • Tabitha

  • News

City Music Foundation joins The Wallace Collection to invite 5 CMF Artists and ensembles to perform an eclectic programme of lunchtime concerts in the glorious surroundings of the Great Gallery in the Wallace Collection. As part of the Artistic Mentoring Programme CMF, particularly the Artist Manager, work to expand CMF Artists’ horizons; booking concerts, recording CDs, […]

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