Press

Press coverage for CMF and CMF Artists.

Broadway World, 15 October

Giacomo Smith and Kansas Smitty’s in Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas

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London Jazz News, 15 October

Giacomo Smith and Kansas Smitty’s in Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas

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Broadway World, 11 October

First US recital – Iyad Sughayer

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Examiner Live, 10 October

Marsden Jazz Festival preview – Kansas Smitty’s

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The Strad, 9 October

Prizewinners of New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition – Tabea Debus

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The Violin Channel, 7 October

Prizewinners of New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition – Tabea Debus

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Broadway World, 8 October

Prizewinners of New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition – Tabea Debus

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Limelight Magazine

2020 Season for Australian Classical and Romantic Orchestra Announced – Lotte Betts-Dean

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Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal

Preview: Ariana Kashefi at Theatre Clwyd

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Rotherham Advertiser, 26 September

Preview: Emma Halnan to perform in Tickhill music Society

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West Sussex Gazette, 26 September

Preview of Horsham Music Circle – Aurora Duo Emma Halnan

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M Magazine, 26 September

Preview: Misha Mullov-Abbado EFG Jazz Festival Line-up

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The Sheffield Telegraph, 23 September

Preview: Alex Hitchcock at Sheffield Jazz Festival

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Jazz in Europe, 20 September

Preview: Alex Hitchcock new EP

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The Independent, 19 September

Review: Samson Tsoy Ragged School Music Festival

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London Jazz News, 16 September

Preview VII Emulsion festival featuring Misha Mullov-Abbado

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Peterborough Telegraph, 14 September

Preview: Peterborough Jazz Club new season featuring Alex Hitchcock

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Keighley News, 13 September

Preview: Miguel Gorodi debut album performance

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Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, 12 September

Preview: Stratford Music Festival to include Gilda’s Quartet

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Camden New Journal, 11 September

Review: Ragged School Museum performance with Samson Tsoy

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Daily Herald, 10 September 2019

Dinara Klinton performs at the opening of exhibitions at the Elmhurst Art Museum USA

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Rhinegold Magazine, 10 September 2019

New EP featuring Tabea Debus and October performance to include the Ligeti Quartet

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Jazz Journal, 17 September 2019

Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival to include Alex Hitchcock

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Worthing Herald, 2 September 2019

Worthing Symphony Orchestra season to conclude with Dinara Klinton

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Clash Magazine, 2 September 2019

Albums of the month: Nérija’s Blume

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Saddleworth Independent, 29 August 2019

2019/2020 Season at Millgate Arts Centre to include A4 Brass Quartet

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Rotherham Advertiser, 28 August 2019

Tickhill Music Society season to include Emma Halnan

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The Times Newspaper, 18 August 2019

Critical list – Gilda’s Quartet

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Limelight Magazine, 10 August 2019

Announcement: 2020 Season to include CMF Artist Emily Sun

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Jazziz, 8 August 2019

Interview: Nérija’s new album Blume

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Pitchfork, 6 August 2019

Review: Nérija’s new album Blume

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Limelight Magazine, 5 August 2019

Review: Lotte Betts-Dean Full Circle – Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Limelight Magazine, 3 August 2019

Review: Lotte Betts-Dean Homelands – Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Limelight Magazine, 2 August 2019

Review: Lotte Betts-Dean Baroque Around the Clock – Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Limelight Magazine, 30th July 2019

Review: Lotte Betts-Dean Czech it out! Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Classical Music, 8th July 2019

Preview: CMF returns to The Wallace Collection for 4th year

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Planet Hugill, 8th July 2019

Preview: City Music Foundation residency at the Wallace Collection

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London Jazz News, 5th July 2019

Review: Alex Hitchock album launch at PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

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Limelight Magazine, 4th July 2019

Review: Lotte-Betts-Dean with Rubiks Collective in Melbourne

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Classical Events, 2nd July 2019

Preview: 2019 Summer Residency at the Wallace Collection

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Marylebone Village, July 2019

Preview: City Music Foundation Summer Residency

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Limelight Magazine, 27th June 2019

Interview: Lotte Betts-Dean on the wide world of song

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Seen and Heard International, 26th June 2019

Preview: 2019 Summer Residency at the Wallace Collection

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Limelight Magazine, 24th June 2019

Review: Lotte Betts-Dean at Dark Mofo Festival

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WildKat PR, 11th June 2019

Preview: 2019 Summer Residency at The Wallace Collection

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The York Press, 10th June 2019

Preview: A4 Brass Quartet at Northern Aldborough Festival

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Christopher Axworthy, 10th June 2019

Review: Rokas Valuntonis with London Euphonia Orchestra

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The Advocate (AU), 5th June 2019

Preview: Lotte Betts-Dean with Van Diemen’s Band

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Musicians’ Company, June 2019

Interview: Yeoman Spotlight on A4 Brass Quartet

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Linlithgow Gazette, 30th May 2019

Preview: Alex Hitchcock Quintet promise All Good Things at Edinburgh gig

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4barsrest, 12th May 2019

Winner of A4 Brass Quartet composition competition announced

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Christopher Axworthy, 3rd May 2019

Review: Rokas Valuntonis at St Bartholomew the Great

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Gramophone, 1st May 2019

CD Review: Alexander Soares ‘Notations & Sketches’

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musicOMH, 19th April 2019

Review: Helen Charlston with Polyphony at St John’s Smith Square

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All About Jazz, 18th April 2019

Review: Miguel Gorodi Apophenia Album

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Planet Hugill, 17th April 2019

Preview: Rokas Valuntonis at St Bartholomew the Great

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4barsrest, 16th April 2019

Finalists announced for A4 Brass Quartet competition

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Limelight Magazine, 15th March 2019

Emily Sun to represent Australia at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition

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The Strad, 12th March 2019

Emily Sun to compete in 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition

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South Wales Argus, 11th March 2019

Preview: A4 Brass Quartet to perform concert at Borough Theatre in Abergavenny

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Gramophone, 1st March 2019

CD Review: Foyle-Štšura Duo Penderecki and Lutosławski album

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Salisbury Journal, 21st February 2019

Preview: Avon Valley Concerts debut for Australian violinist Emily Sun in Ringwood

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Presto Classical, 18th February 2019

Interview: Foyle-Štšura Duo on Penderecki and Lutosławski

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Helensburgh Advertiser, 14th February 2019

Preview: A4 Brass Quartet plays live in Helensburgh this weekend

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Classical Music, 11th February 2019

Applications to become a 2019 CMF Artist are now open

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M Magazine, 11th February 2019

CMF Artist Applications Open

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The Cross-Eyed Pianist, 11th February 2019

Applications to become a 2019 CMF Artist are now open

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Planet Hugill, 11th February 2019

Applications to become a 2019 CMF Artist are now open

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International Piano Magazine, 8th February 2019

Interview: Meet the Artist – Rokas Valuntonis

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WildKat PR, 8th February 2019

Preview: Lotte Betts-Dean & Andrey Lebedev to perform at Wigmore Hall

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Rhinegold, 7th February 2019

Preview: Lotte Betts-Dean & Andrey Lebedev to perform at Wigmore Hall

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 7th February 2019

Lotte Betts-Dean & Andrey Lebedev appeared live on In Tune ahead of a performance at Wigmore Hall

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4barsrest, 14th January 2019

A4 Brass Quartet set inspiring mark for students at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Music OMH, 10th January 2019

Review: Helen Charlston with OAE/Christian Curnyn at Kings Place

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4barsrest, 1st January 2019

Review: A4 Brass Quartet at St Bart’s the Less

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 19th December 2018

Alexander Soares appeared live on In Tune promoting his upcoming album Notations & Sketches

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Music OMH, 10th January 2019

Review: Helen Charlston with OAE/Steven Devine at St George’s, Bristol

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 20th December 2018

A4 Brass Quartet appeared live on In Tune

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4barsrest, 4th December 2018

A4 Brass Quartet gain latest ambassadorial accolade

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M Magazine, 29th November 2018

Alex Hitchcock awarded 2018 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award

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Jazzwise Magazine, 27th November 2018

Alex HitchcockNubiya Garcia (Nérija) & Cassie Kinoshi (Nérija) named in list of 2019 ones-to-watch

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Mancunion, 27th November 2018

Review: The Manchester Collective’s Pierrot Lunaire staring Lotte Betts-Dean

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Sidmouth Herald, 21st November 2018

Preview: Emily Sun at Sidmouth Music

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Planet Hugill, 12th November 2018

Preview: Tchaikovsky: Notes & Letters

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4barsrest, 25th October 2018

A4 Brass Quartet launch second composition competition

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Russian Art + Culture, 15th October 2018

Preview: Tchaikovsky’s music meets Tchaikovsky’s letters in this very special event

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Cambridge Network, 10th October 2018

Preview: Alex Hitchcock at the 2018 Cambridge International Jazz Festival

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New Zealand Herald, 8th October 2018

Review: Helen Charlston with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Bach St Matthew Passion

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

Review: The Planets 2018/Ligeti Quartet – Holst orbits into the modern age

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Planet Hugill, 28th September 2018

City Music Foundation announces its 2018 artists

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RNCM, 26th September 2018

A4 Brass Quartet and Toby Hughes are CMF Artists

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 25th September 2018

A4 Brass Quartet appeared live on In Tune to mark becoming 2018 CMF Artists

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All4Brass, 25th September 2018

A4 Brass Quartet Selected as City Music Foundation Artists

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M Magazine, 24th September 2018

City Music Foundation Programme announces new artists

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Rhinegold, 24th September 2018

2018 City Music Foundation artists announced

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4barsrest, 22nd September 2018

A4 Brass Quartet selected for acclaimed development programme

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Brass Band World, 22nd September 2018

A4 Brass Quartet selected as 2018 CMF Artists

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Forbes, 21st September 2018

Review: Alex Hitchcock at Umbria Jazz 2018

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Classical Source, 21st September 2018

City Music Foundation announces 2018 CMF Artists

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Trinity College Choir, 21st September 2018

Choir alumna Helen Charlston selected as CMF artist

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Meet the Artist, 21st September 2018

Interview with double bassist Toby Hughes

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The Strad, 1st September 2018

Abner Jairo Ortiz García Bach video shared on website

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Duquesne University, 30th August 2018

Abner Jairo Ortiz García wraps up six weeks in London

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The Arts Desk, 18th August 2018

Review: A glowing review of Mihai Ritivoiu‘s debut solo album ‘Transcendence’

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 24th July 2018

Eblana String Trio appeared live on In Tune ahead of concerts at Lake District Summer Music

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Early Music Review, 11th July 2018

Review: XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto, the latest CD from Tabea Debus

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Jazzwise Magazine, 6th July 2018

Review: Alex Hitchcock at Love Supreme Jazz Festival

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MusicWeb International, June 2018

Review of “XXIV Fantasie”, the latest CD from Tabea Debus

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 14th May 2018

Michael Foyle (with Maksim Štšura) appeared live on In Tune ahead of his ECO concerto debut

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Planet Hugill, 14th May 2018

Preview: CMF Artists with ECO at Cadogan Hall (16th May 2018)

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Meet the Artist, 9th May 2018

Interview with Mihai Ritivoiu ahead of his ECO concerto debut

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Rhinegold, 22nd May 2018

City Music Foundation awarded 2018/19 Rhinegold Charity Fund

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Recorder Magazine, May 2018

Review of “XXIV Fantasie”, the latest CD from Tabea Debus

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Andrew Benson-Wilson, 29th April 2018

Review of “XXIV Fantasie”, the latest CD from Tabea Debus

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 9th April 2018

Mihai Ritivoiu appeared live on In Tune to talk his debut album ‘Transcendence’

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The Observer, 8th April 2018

‘The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook’
Includes interviews with two members of Nérija (Sheila Maurice-Grey & Nubya Garcia)

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The Blue Moment, 3rd April 2018

Review: Nérija at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall

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City Matters, 28th March 2018

Preview: Tabea Debus‘s Album Launch at Dr Johnson’s House (10th April 2018)

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M Magazine, 6th March 2018

Apply to City Music Foundation’s Artist Programme

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Rhinegold, 5th March 2018

Applications for CMF Artist Programme now open

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I Care If You Listen, 28th February 2018

Review: ‘Morphs and Magpies’, Ligeti Quartet at London’s Steiner Recital Hall

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The Cusp, 22nd February 2018

Review: ‘Morphs and Magpies’, a concert from the cutting-edge Ligeti Quartet

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The Cross-Eyed Pianist, 12th January 2018

2017 City Music Foundation Artists announced including pianist, Rokas Valuntonis

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Rhinegold, 11th January 2018

City Music Foundation announces 2017 artists

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The Arts Desk, 11th January 2018

Review: Joseph Houston at St John’s Smith Square: masterful MC in the theatre of piano

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Andrew Benson-Wilson, 10th January 2018

Review: Tabea Debus at Baroque at the Edge Festival

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BBC Radio 3 (In Tune), 4th January 2018

Tabea Debus appeared live on In Tune ahead of her concert at Baroque at the Edge

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The Cusp, 15th December 2017

Review: i, object: an operatic double-bill exploring radically different relationships with objects

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I Care If You Listen, 13th December 2017

Review: i, object: Opera Double Bill at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts

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Daily Express, 5th December 2017

Review: i, object: a double-bill of delusional operas at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

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The Arts Desk, 2nd December 2017

Review: i, object: this operatic double-bill delivers just a single hit

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CMF Press Archive


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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