Alex Hitchcock wins 2018 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has announced Alex Hitchcock as the winner of the prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2018. Now in its 28th year, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award offers up to £5,000 for an emerging jazz musician or group to undertake a creative project of their choice that will support their professional development. The award can fund recording, […]

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A4 Brass Quartet appointed Honorary Associate Artists of RNCM

A4 Brass Quartet have been announced as Honorary Associate Artists of the Royal Northern College of Music. The Quartet are one of seven recent RNCM alumni selected for this prestigious ambassadorial role as a result of their outstanding achievements since graduation. They will now play an active role in promoting and supporting the college’s strategic […]

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Mentoring in Action: Helen Charlston with Joan Rodgers

Mentoring has always been a central part of the CMF Artist Programme and for 2018 CMF Artist Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) a session with legendary soprano and CMF patron Joan Rodgers was her very first experience of what CMF has to offer. Helen and Joan spent the afternoon together discussing how to build a successful singing career, […]

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A4 Brass Quartet appear on In Tune

To mark the announcement of their selection as 2018 CMF Artists, A4 Brass Quartet appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on Tuesday 25th September. They were interviewed by Katie Derham and played three contrasting pieces by Anton Bruckner, Martin Ellerby, and Percy Grainger. In conversation with Katie, they told her about their plans for the […]

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Eblana String Trio to perform live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

Ahead of their concerts at Lake District Summer Music (LDSM) at the end of month, the Eblana String Trio will perform live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on Tuesday 24th July. Since its formation in 2006, the Eblana String Trio has been performing regularly at music festivals throughout the UK and beyond; at LDSM the Trio will […]

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Lotte Betts-Dean to give Nico Muhly Australian Premiere

Lotte Betts-Dean

Interview with Nico Muhly: “Write for your friends and behave well” In a few weeks’ time, chamber music will crash against the concrete walls of the Collingwood Underground Carpark. Wedged inside a program of Schumann and Brahms, American composer Nico Muhly’s piece So Many Things will be performed by singer Lotte Betts-Dean and the Penny Quartet as […]

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‘Morphs and Magpies’ – the Ligeti Quartet’s mischievous new programme

The Ligeti Quartet are well-known for their inventive and engaging programming of contemporary music, and their latest invention is no less intriguing.  György Ligeti String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’ Gregers Brinch String Quartet No. 1 Tanya Tagaq Sivunittinni (arr. Garchik) INTERVAL John Zorn  Cat O’Nine Tails Alfred Schnittke String Quartet No. 3 ‘Morphs and Magpies’ draws together 5 composers who […]

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2017 CMF Artists announced

  Each year it is an enormous pleasure, as well as a huge challenge, for our judging panels to select the musicians for the CMF Artists Programme from the ever increasing number of exceptionally accomplished applicants. This year we’ve selected four soloists and one ensemble, which include classical as well as jazz musicians with talents […]

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Tabea Debus to perform on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

Ahead of her concert at the Baroque at the Edge festival, Tabea will perform on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with lutenist Alex McCartney on Thursday 4th January. Baroque at the Edge invites leading musicians ranging from classical to world, jazz and folk to take the music of the Baroque and see where it leads them. […]

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Behind the scenes at Miriam Nerval’s video shoot

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Rave reviews for Tir Eolas’ debut album

Since their album launch on 11th February, Tir Eolas have performed at the Union Chapel as part of their Daylight Music Series and received some rave reviews for Stories Sung, Truths Told. Photo Credit: Francis Gallagher   

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