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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, organising professional photo and video shoots, as well as organising the professional development workshops for the Business Mentoring Programme.

So we thought it would be exciting to expand our own horizons too. This week long residency is a celebration and promotion of the talent CMF encourages. 5 different CMF Artists including a string quartet, accordionist, saxophone quartet, violin and piano duo and classical guitarist will perform a programme curated themselves.

The programme can be seen below, admission is free and we hope to see you all there!

Monday 25th – Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

  • Grieg – Holberg Suite (1884)
  • Jenni Watson – Tinged (2015)
  • James MacMillan – Intercession (1991)
  • Django Bates – My First Scooter (1996)
  • Paul Patterson – Diversions (1976)

Tuesday 26th – Andrey Lebedev

  • Giuliani – Grand Overture (1809)
  • Bach – Lute Suite-Number 2 (1740-1881)
  • Villa-Lobos – Preludes (1940)

Wednesday 27th – Foyle-Štšura Duo

  • Schubert – Sonata for piano and violin in A major D574 ‘Grand Duo’ (1817)
  • Prokofiev – Five Melodies for violin and piano Op. 35a (1920-25)
  • Gabriel Fauré – Sonata No. 1 in A major for violin and piano Op. 13 (1877)

Thursday 28th – Bartosz Glowacki 

  • Scarlatti  – Sonatas in E minor K.98 and A major K.208 (1685-1757)
  • Arvo Pärt:  Pari Intervallo (1996)
  • Trojan – The Destroyed Cathedral (1958)
  • Petri Makkonen – Flight Beyond The Time
  • Viatcheslav Semionov –  S.O.S (2011)
  • Piazzolla – History of the Tango (1986)
  • Piazzolla – Libertango (1974)

Friday 29th – Gildas Quartet with Sholto Kynoch 

  • Haydn – Op. 20 No. 6 in A major (1772)
  • Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44 (1842)

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City Music Foundation, along with the Royal Albert Hall, are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a box for 10 people to see a completely sold-out BBC Proms concert on 6th September! Full information here.

BBC Proms programme notes describe the concert as “Bruckner, but not as we know him”.

In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer’s typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner’s rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin’s two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality. Mozart’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor; tonight Daniel Barenboim gives its first Proms performance in over 40 years.

Daniel Barenboim directs Staatskapelle Berlin performing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 andBruckner Symphony No. 6

Click here for more information on the concert.

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Last night CMF Artists Joseph Shiner, Yelian He and the Foyle-Stsura Duo performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Deal Festival. This morning we stumbled across these lovely photos from Music Director, Paul Max Edlin, who described the performance as ‘deeply special’ and ‘astonishingly good playing’


You can find out more about the Deal Festival of Music and Arts, which runs until the 16th July here

And you can find Paul Max Edlin on Twitter here!



City Beerfest, now in it’s fourth year, is back for another round!

This Wednesday 6th July, it’s returning to Guildhall Yard to raise money for City Music Foundation and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

In partnership with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, 15 of Britain’s best-loved breweries will be serving a wide selection of fantastic beers, with jazz and folk music throughout the day from CMF Artists; Kansas Smitty’s, Misha Mullov-Abbado and Tir Eolas.

Below are a few videos of their work just to get a taste for what’s to come this Wednesday!

To skip the queue, get advance tokens here.

If you wish to buy on the day, no problem. Click here for the prices.

Helen Charlston


Mikhail Nemtsov


Misha Mullov-Abbado


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