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MRF's scheme 2021
for young composers
NO MATTER WHAT!
COVID-19 interrupted MRF's exciting 2020 plans with the junior department of the
Royal College of Music.
After the introductory workshop (pictured below), most of the mentoring had to go on-line and the public performance was reduced to a recording, only.
So... for 2021, MRF's young composers scheme is planned to go ahead NO MATTER WHAT,
in-person, on-line - or both.
SAVE THE DATE:
MRF Festival '21, Sunday 25th April.
New Music for Saxophones and Electronics.
Sam Bullard, saxophonist.
Sam, who worked with Martin Read at Alton College, says:
I think about Martin and his influence often, and this is something I would love to be involved in.
MRF is delighted to again be working with:
Samby Anderson (Brockenhurst College) and
Pernille Faye (St Swithins School, Winchester),
its 2020 support for them having been so disrupted.
7 of our MRF Alumni have taken up the challenge of
writing for the instruments / voices in their Collective. They will create 7 new short works for combinations of:
piano / melodica, trombone / baritone horn, viola / violin,
clarinet / bass clarinet, violin, trombone, tenor sax / voice, and various percussion.
Using the magic of technology, the respective parts of these new works will be recorded seperately for combining on-line. This ensures in-person and / or on-line performance at the Festival, guarenteeing this
inspiring event will take place...
NO MATTER WHAT!!
Further information to follow soon.
to Pernille (pictured),
on her scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music
from September 2021.
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!
You can support MRF... while
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All funds raised will help realise MRF’s Great Plans for 2021.
short films from
2019 FESTIVAL OF
Freely - by Scottie Thompson,
MRF young composer 2019
performed by Joe Parks and Daniel Swani
Already - by Freddie Hodkin,
for flexible ensemble -
composer, teacher and performers
working effectively together.
'MRF is unique within the UK’
Howard Skempton, patron