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Helen Charlston (2018 CMF Artist), who won First Prize in the 2018 Handel Singing Competition, has joined the York Festival of Early Music as Artistic Adviser. 

“Helen has a long association with York and we are looking forward to working with her. We are sure she will bring some brilliant and fresh ideas as we move towards York Early Music Festival 2023” said Dr Delma Tomlin MBE, Director of the National Centre for Early Music. 

Helen, who was a 2018 City Music Foundation Artist, joined Le Jardin des Voix academy with Les Arts Florissants in 2021, and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and also became winner of the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize in the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Find out more about Helen here. 

Tickets for this year’s York Early Music Festival 8-16 July are available here.

This weekend (Saturday 30th April) George Fu plays a leading role in the Southbank Centre’s study day of Oliver Knussen, alongside a wide variety of composers influenced by his work, the likes of Mark-Anthony Turnage, Julian Anderson, Freya Waley-Cohen and Colin Matthews, and many more. 

George will play Knussen’s work for solo piano ‘Ophelia’s last dance’ as part of this session exploring the composition and teaching of one of Britain’s finest composers, hosted by his daughter Sonya Knussen and the Southbank Centre’s Director of Music, Gillian Moore. 

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2020 CMF Artist, Franco-Belgian pianist Antoine Préat presents a lunchtime concert defined by intensity and air for long-standing partner of CMF, Wiltshire Music Centre. Liszt’s staggering one movement sonata inspired by Dante’s Inferno stretches pianists to the very edge of virtuosic technique, whilst Albéniz’s first book of scenes on Iberia culminates in a festival of colour with a musical depiction of the Corpus Christi Day procession in Seville.

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