Press Archive

Discover past CMF and Artist Press Releases.

You'll find all our archived CMF and Artist press below.

CMF Press 2016

City Matters, 26th October – 1st November 2016 

Featured article on CMF and the new CMF Artists

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Classical Source, 26th October 2016

Featured article on new 2016 CMF Artists

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Planet Hugill, 26th October 2016

Article discussing the new 2016 CMF Artists

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M-Magazine, 25th October 2016

Article on the new 2016 CMF Artists

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Rhinegold Publishing, Classical Music, 24th October 2016

Feature on the new 2016 CMF Artists

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Rhinegold Publishing, Classical Music, 1st October 2016

Preview for premiere of The Heart of the Wood with CMF Artist Raphaela Papadakis

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Classical Music Magazine, October 2016

Preview and article on CMF Showcase for Rhinegold LIVE

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Classical Music Magazine, Strings Supplement, Autumn 2016

Q&A with Laura Snowden from Tir Eolas

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Planet Hugill, 3rd October, 2016

Review of CMF Artists’ performance of Messiaen Quartet at Clapham Omnibus.

You can read the full review here


Classical Music Magazine, August 2016

Full article featuring CMF Managing Director Dr Clare Taylor.

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Marylebone Village, July 2016

Featured in What’s On section

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London Calling, 25th July 2016

Preview of the CMF Music Residency at the Wallace Collection.

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London News Online, 18th July 2016

Preview of the CMF Music Residency at the Wallace Collection.

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Planet Hugill, 14th July 2016

An article on the CMF Summer Residency at the Wallace Collcection.

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Culture Whisper, July 2016

An article on the CMF Summer Residency at the Wallace Collcection.

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Rhinegold Publishing, 10th May 2016

An article on the CMF Summer Residency at the Wallace Collcection.

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CMF Artist Press 2016

Foyle-Štšura Duo

Bartosz Glowacki

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

Dinara Klinton

Raphaela Papadakis

Joseph Shiner

Giacomo Smith

Alexander Soares

Samson Tsoy

CMF Artist Press 2015

Classic Music Magazine, 25 March 2015

Cordelia WIlliams, the British pianist celebrates Olivier Messiaen through a year-long series of concerts, visual art and poetry. Read full review.

CMF Artist Press 2014

Classic Music Magazine, 01 December 2014

Antonia Couling looks at two foundations that offer awards to artists to help further their careers. Read full review.

Classic FM, 10 October 2014

The City Music Foundation, a new UK charity which provides classical, jazz and folk musicians with expert mentoring and guidance to help them build successful careers, has announced its list of artists for 2014. Read full review.

London Jazz News, 06 October 2014

The City Music Foundation, a new organisation providing early-stage opportunities and mentoring for young professional musicians has chosen three jazz artists for its 2014 roster. Read full review.

Music News,  05 October 2014

The City Music Foundation is one of the UK’s newest music charities and provides classical, jazz and folk musicians with expert mentoring, professional development skills and performance opportunities to help them build successful careers in music. Read full review.

Planet Hugill, 04 October 2014

The City Music Foundation was set up to bring together several established City-based institutions, including the Barbican Arts Centre, Milton Court Concert Hall, the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Festival and the Worshipful Company of Musicians, to support young artists. Read full review

Neon Nettle, 03 October 2014

City Music Foundation, one of the UK’s leading charities that supports jazz, folk, and classic musicians to build successful careers in music, has announced its 2014 Artists. Read full review.

Classical Music, 02 October 2014

The City Music Foundation has announced the three soloists and three chamber ensembles which it will support through mentoring, professional development and performance opportunities as part of its 2014 classical artists programme. Read full review.

Classical Music, 07 July 2014

The City Music Foundation and City of London Festival present The Recorder of London with Simon Callow and Miriam Nerval. Recorder player Mirian Nerval is an inaugural artist of the City Music Foundation and will be offering the musical element of this narrated concert which will trace the history of The Old Bailey and its position in British Justice. Read full review.

Music News, 29 June 2014

City Music Foundation Presents two concerts in assocation with City of London Festival.  The first being Wednesday 2nd July which is Brahms at Lake Thun at 7.30pm at Mercers Hall in The City of London as part of The City of London Festival and will feature Mikhail Nemtsov – Cello and Mari Poll – Violin. Read full review.

Redwood Photography, 15 May 2014

Writing about albums and EP’s on a weekly basis is a ‘feast to famine’ experience….some weeks you’re spoilt for choice with a bevy of quality material to talk about, other weeks you struggle to find anything that lights your fire.  This week was definitely a ‘feast’ week with a good half-a-dozen releases that I wanted to feature, so the fact that the latest album from Bridie Jackson and The Arbour made it to the top of the pile shows how well it fared on the redwood-o-meter. Read full review.

British Music Boom, 14 May 2014

The first time we saw the new crowd funded video for Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s song We Talked Again we were incredibly tired and had spent some time away from those we love the most.  Read full review

Emerging Indie Bands, 14 May 2014

It was back in June of last year that Bridie Jackson And The Arbour were first introduced. Read full review.

Neon Filler, 13 May 2014

It’s all about the voice with Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, the North east of England folk act that scooped 2013’s Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent award. Read full review.

Grazia Daily, 12 May 2014

Tissues at the ready guys: today we’ve got a super-dramatic, super-emotional new video from band Bridie Jackson And The Arbour. The four-piece were Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent winners last year and know how to do melancholy.  Read full review.

The Devil Has The Best Tuna, 11 May 2014

Since winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition last year Newcastle quartet Bridie Jackson and the Arbour have become one of the Devil’s favourite bands. So it’ll come as no surprise that I love their new album New Skin, the follow up to their debut Bitter Lullabies. Having heard most of the songs on the album live a number of times over the past 12 months listening to them in album form is like reuniting with far flung friends. Read full review.

Amazing Radio, 10 May 2014

As part of Shell Zenner‘s The Great Escape special show this weekend, she aired her conversation with Bridie Jackson & The Arbour from another showcase festival Liverpool Sound City last weekend. Read full review.

For Folk’s Sake, 07 May 2014

If you can find the time in your day, it’s worth taking a moment to be thankful that Bridie Jackson And The Arbour exist. It seems absurd that more bands aren’t making music that sounds like this.  Read full review.

Fresh on the Net, 06 May 2014

Newcastle-based Bridie Jackson And The Arbour need no introduction to regulars here on Fresh On The Net having become favourites of ours over the past couple of years. Read full review.

The Metaphorical Boat, 05 May 2014

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are a folk four-piece from Newcastle. Although they released their first album back in 2012, it has only really been in the past twelve months that they have really started to take off. Read full review.

Music News, 22 April 2014

Walking into St. Pancras Old Church is a pleasure in itself, the small but perfectly formed building has been a site of Christian worship since the 4th century and it’s very walls somehow exude a knowing tranquillity that feeds the soul. Read full review.

No Depression, 14 April 2014

When I first encountered Bridie Jackson and the Arbour three years ago they were like a breath of fresh air blowing across a very stale and dusty Folk music scene; and nothing has changed in the intervening years; apart from them getting better. Read full review.

Noise and Sprarks, 14 April 2014

I’m going to admit it, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of vinyl. If I can’t carry it around in my pocket – or easily copy it to a digital format – then I’m probably not going to listen to it. However, I do love a well put together release – and, more importantly, independent record stores. So I’ll be sneaking out of Eastercon this Saturday 19th April for Record Store Day 2014 – probably to catch Bridie Jackson and the Arbour at Love Music‘s live band.

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