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– performances at Milton Court and other prestigious venues, events and festivals
– publicity and PR support as well as media and communication training
– mentoring support from industry professionals and experienced artists
– assistance with introductions to agents, bookers and promoters~
– series of professional development workshops

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– additional concerts
– provision of quality recordings – audio or video – for commercial or promotional use
– commissioning of new compositions
– website creation and maintenance
– professional photographs
– additional mentoring and coaching

All details of the applications can be found here

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On the 10th July, Miriam Nerval will make her City of London Festival debut. The concert, organised and managed by the City Music Foundation, features Miriam and HH Judge Brian Barker QC. The Recorder of London begins in St Sepulchre-without-Newgate with a programme of music spanning early baroque to the 20th century to complement anecdotes and stories throughout the history of the Old Bailey, as read by the Recorder of London.

The audience will then move on to the Old Bailey for an exclusive tour and drinks reception in Court 1, a room rarely open to the general public.

About the event, Miriam has said:

“I am honoured to be working on the Recorder of London event with the City Music Foundation and Judge Brian Barker QC. The Old Bailey’s fascinating history provides a stimulating foundation for this project, made all the more exciting by this rare opportunity to explore the infamous courthouse.”


Tickets can be bought here on our events page here


Our new and updated website is now launched!  Please feel free to have a browse around our new Artists section – including new audio and visual material, as well as our announced judges for 2014!

As well as this, the City Music Foundation is delighted to welcome two new members of staff to its team, Claire Goddard, Development Manager and Tabitha McGrath, Artist Manager.

Claire joins us from the Munich-based European Union of Music Competitions for Youth, where she was Secretary General and Tabitha joins us from HarrisonParrott, here in London.

Read all about them, and all of our staff, in our ‘CMF team’ section of the website.

Next month sees harpist Claire Iselin embark on a tour of the USA. Organising the tour is the IBLA Music Competition, Sicily, of which Claire won the Outstanding Musician award along with a Marson Special Prize and the Grace M. Susino Awards in 2013.

The tour includes visits to Virginia, Arkansas and NYC including her Carnegie Hall debut.

May 1st – Radford University Performance Hall, Radford, Virginia USA, 19h30

May 5th – Star City, Arkansas USA

May 6th – Lake Village, Arkansas USA

May 8th – Harrison, Arkansas USA

May 9th – Jacksonville, Arkansas USA

May 10th – Little Rock, Arkansas USA

May 12th – New York University Casa Italiana, NYC USA, 18:00

May 13th – New York University Casa Italiana, NYC USA, 18:00

May 14th – Carnegie Hall, NYC USA, 19:00


The CMF, its team and supporters wish Claire the very best of luck on this exciting adventure!!!


UPDATE: Claire performs live on WSLS to promote the tour, see the video here: 

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