City Music Foundation December 2016 news
CMF Composition wins British Composer Award

At last night's annual BASCA British Composer Awards (sponsored by PRS for Music and in partnership with BBC Radio 3), hosted at the BFI Southbank, Oliver Christophe Leith was the winner of the ‘small chamber’ category for his work, A Day at the Spa

A Day at the Spa by Leith was one of two compositions commissioned by the City Music Foundation for the Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet’s debut album OIL.

You can hear highlights of the award on BBC Radio 3's 'Hear and Now' programme this Saturday night at 10:00pm and you can purchase a copy of OIL by Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet here.

Click here for more information from the awards

CMF Meet the Artists Evening

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 spectacular BNY 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 Ritivoiu and this was followed by the Ligeti Quartet, joined by accordionist Bartosz Glowacki for a rousing Piazzolla finale. Finally we previewed Andrey Lebedev's new Brouwer video.

See more info and photos on our website blog here
CMF Artist Andrey Lebedev
launches new videos

Andrey Lebedev - Bach Andante 1003
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.
Alexander Soares
Debut Album

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.

Find out more on how to support Alex here
CMF launches our new lunchtime concert series at the Hospital Club, Covent Garden.

Bartosz Glowacki - Friday 27 January, 1pm 
Andrey Lebedev - Friday 24 February,1pm 
Raphaela Papadakis - Friday 31 March, 1pm

To reserve seats please email
Where to see CMF Artists next

Samson Tsoy will perform at the Embassy of Russian Federation on 10th December, 7.30pm

Bartosz Glowacki plays with the Deco Ensemble at the Kendal Midday Concert Club on 14th December, 1pm

Alastair Penman will play with the Borealis Saxophone Quartet at St James's Piccadilly on 14th December, 1.10pm

Ligeti Quartet are in a recital at Richard Booth’s Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye on 14th December, 7.30pm

Nerija will perform at the Skin Deep Sonic Transmissions at the Total Refreshment Centre on the 15th December, 7.30pm

Gildas Quartet will perform at Leeds College of Music on 16th December, 9am

Save the date for the 2017 City Beerfest on Thursday 6th July from 12.30 - 9pm
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