More than 70 guests, including over 30 CMF artists and16 CMF business mentors, as well as CMF Board, Patrons and professional development workshop leaders, attended a reception hosted by Michael Cole-Fontayn at the spectacularBNY Mellon offices in Canary Wharf. The evening started with a practical networking workshop and Business Mentoring meeting and later featured a musical programme. The recitals began with solos and a duo by oboist Hannah Morgan and pianist Mihai Ritivoiuand this was followed by the Ligeti Quartet, joined by accordionist Bartosz Glowacki for a rousing Piazzolla finale. Finally we previewed Andrey Lebedev'snew Brouwer video.
CMF Artist and guitarist Andrey Lebedev has released two new videos commissioned and produced by CMF. Andrey performs Bach's Andante, from his Violin Sonata No. 2 BWV 1003 which you can see above. The second video sees Andrey perform Leo Brouwer's 'Danza de los Ancestros', from Danzas Rituales y Festivas Vol. 2, premiered by Andrey at Wigmore Hall in May 2015. Click here to watch Brouwer!
Hannah Morgan at Wigmore Hall
Oboist and 2016 CMF Artist Hannah Morgan performed as part of the Young Artists' Platform Scheme with the Pelléas Ensemble at Wigmore Hall this November. It was an eclectic programme featuring music from Clara Schumann, Poulenc as well as a piece by CMF Artist Misha Mullov-Abbado. The concert was reviewed by Seen and Heard International who stated Hannah "brought theatrical presence and intensity to the movement’s angrier outbursts, but the more subdued passages were sweet and soft of timbre". Read the full review here
Emma Halnan CD
CMF Artist and flautist Emma Halnan will be releasing her debut CD soon featuring music from Clara Schumann and Fauré.
CMF Artist, pianist Alexander Soares will be recording his debut album Notations & Sketches this month, featuring the solo piano works of Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen. The project is supported by CMF as part of Alex's time on the City Music Foundation Artist programme.