MRF Events

News, news, news!!!

 Festival ‘22 

Excited to resume in-person

Sunday 1st May

Alton College, Hampshire


Alan Bullard, Ellen DreweDavid Gibson,

Dan Keen, Joel Knee

Simon Speare, Alison Willis,

Pande Shahov

MRF award-holders and

scratch ensembles.


How to Get Involved...


Info for instrumentalists and singers

Tickets: to sing / play, or as audience


We are thrilled to be resuming

in-person this year! 

Join our instrumental ensemble and choir to workshop and perform new music, with

Ellen Drewe (composer & alumnus of both

MRF and Alton College)

and David Gibson (choral director).

At MRF's heart is it's 

Support for Young Composers

3 young composers have been

awarded for 2022

Composers with their mentors and

Dan Keen - composer-in-residence, 

are hard at work writing new music for film

May 1st Festival Concert:

Composers in Conversation,

film premieres and

Festival ensemble performances


Tickets: to sing / play, or as audience



What do young


say about MRF? 

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Endorsements for MRF:


From Judith Weir's blog-post, on MRF...'

'...MRF resourcefully supports school and college age composers with live workshops and performances.'

'MRF is unique within the UK’

Howard Skempton, patron

Alan Bullard, composer...

'Well done for encouraging those young musicians as they take their next steps into the musical world - you are doing a fantastic job.'

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Pernille Faye 

Royal Academy of Music - composition

MRF has been a massive help in getting me to where I am today and I will always be so grateful for all of the support I’ve received. I’m so excited!


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Samby Anderson, award-holder...

'Thank you so much for organising it and allowing me to be a part of it. I loved writing the piece and hearing it performed and really really enjoyed everyone else's works and hearing them talk about the process behind them.'

Jakki Faye, parent...


           'Thank you so much for what you do,

        it really does change young lives!'

Supporting young composers since 2015.

MRF alumni 
where are they now?

MRF's support of young composers

is FREE.

Any support you can give is much appreciated. 

Thank you





select Martin Read Foundation

A donation is made to MRF each time you order. 

 Look back at our highly-acclaimed
annual Festivals.

Martin Read, composer & teacher
with links to audio and film footage.