City Music Foundation October newsletter 
A message from
Tabitha McGrath, Artist Manager 
Dear Friends, 
This month has been full of season highlights, with Andrey Lebedev and Samson Tsoy performing at Conway Hall as part of the Rhinegold Live concert series, launching two superb videos for Y-Squared, curating photoshoots and hosting the final concert in our CMF Concert Series at St Lawrence Jewry. As well as this, I encourage you listen again to Gildas Quartet’s riveting Mendelssohn on BBC Radio 3’s InTune programme and read Raphaela’s wonderful feature in Opera Today!

Finally, we are extremely excited to welcome our 2016 Artists to the CMF family. Do look on our website to find out further information about each of them and hope that we can see you at a concert in the near future!
2016 CMF Artists Announced!
A note from the Managing Director, Dr Clare Taylor
I am very excited by the extremely high calibre and wide ranging talent of the musicians selected to join the City Music Foundation Artist Programme for 2016. The five soloists and two ensembles include jazz and world music, as well as classical musicians with interests from baroque performance to contemporary music working directly composers. Everyone at CMF is very much looking forward to supporting their career development over the next two years. The new CMF Artists have also been featured in recent press, including M-Magazine, RhinegoldPlanet Hugill and Classical Source
read more here
Recently nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016, Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life...
Read more about Nerija here
Oboist Hannah Morgan (left) studied at The Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2013, and has since performed regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle and other eminent conductors...
Read more about Hannah here

Pianist Joseph Houston's (right) wide-ranging curiosity has led to activity in a variety of fields, particularly in Contemporary and Experimental Music...
Read more about Joseph here
The Ligeti Quartet (left) is dedicated to performing modern and contemporary music, commissioning new works, and engaging a diverse audience...
Read more about the Ligeti quartet here

Jazz trumpeter Miguel Gorodi (right) was born in Spain and is also a composer, performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music...
Read more about Miguel here
Pianist Mihai Ritivoiu (left), born in Bucharest, graduated with the highest honours from the National University of Music in Bucharest in 2012 and from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2016...
Read more about Mihai here

Recorder player Tabea Debus's (right) playing has been described as an “absolute delight, with a beautiful sense of musical line and phrasing”, is currently Meaker Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music...
Read more about Tabea here
First Professional Development 
Workshops for 2016 Artists

On 4th October CMF held the first Professional Development Workshops for the new intake of CMF Artists. The day was a long one with 5 different talks, covering a range of topics relevant to ‘the business of music’, as well as an introduction from CMF Trustee Sir Nick Kenyon. There will be more workshops throughout the year, and many of the themes will also be explored through the business mentoring.

To read more about the workshops, click here.
Alexander Soares
Debut Album

CMF Artist, pianist Alexander Soares will be recording his debut album Notations & Sketches this December, 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
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Where to see CMF Artists next
Joseph Houston performs at University of Manchester on 27th October, 1pm

Ligeti Quartet perform in Woodend Barn, Aberdeen on 30th October, 7pm

Tabea Debus performs at China Exchange on 11th November at 6.30pm

Nerija launch their EP on 17th November, 6pm at Ray's Jazz Foyles as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival

Over the next month

Joseph Shiner performs the Quartet for the End of Time with Grier Trio at Holywell Music Room, Oxford on 30th October, 6pm

Pedro Segundo performs with Judith owen at The Black Box, Belfast on 2nd November, 7pm

Foyle-Stsura Duo will perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor in the Vivo Piano Trio at St Barnabas Church, Ealing on 4th November, 1pm

Emma Halnan is in recital at Crowborough Arts Society, East Sussex on 
6th November, 3pm

Pedro Segundo performs again with Judith Owen and Leland Sklar at The Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes on 11th November, 8.45pm

Kansas Smitty's perform at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival on 19th November, 7pm

Andrey Lebedev will put on a classical guitar workshop at Headgate Theatre, Colchester on 27th November, 4.45pm
Misha Mullov-Abbado Album Launch

Misha Mullov-Abbado will launch an album with Nessi Gomes Group at The Old Queens Head, Islington on 26th October 8pm
Gildas Quartet on
BBC In Tune

CMF Artists, Gildas Quartet were featured on BBC Radio 3 In Tune last week discussing their upcoming concerts with brilliant live performances!
The programme is available to listen to on BBC Player here until 15th November
Final CMF Concert Series Performance

CMF Artist, guitarist
Andrey Lebedev finished off the CMF 2016 concert series in spectacular fashion with an eclectic performance including Harrison Birtwistle and
Alonso Mudarra!
Opera Today and
Raphaela Papadakis

CMF Artist Raphaela Papadakis was featured in conversation in Opera Today discussing her part in the world premiere of And London Burned, a new opera based on the Great Fire of London. 
Read the full article here
CMF Rhinegold
LIVE Showcase

CMF Artists Andrey Lebedev and Samson Tsoy performed beautifully at this month's Rhinegold LIVE with a Q&A session afterwards.
See more on the event here
Video Launch

CMF Artists Y-Squared launched two new videos, commissioned and produced by CMF last week at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. Click on the image above to listen to their performance of Chopin's Cello Sonata in G minor. Click here to listen to the second video of 
Nikolai Kapustin's Burlesque.
Read more about the launch here
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