News, news, news!!!
Excited to resume in-person
Sunday 1st May
Alton College, Hampshire
MRF award-holders and
How to Get Involved...
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
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
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.'
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!
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!'
MRF's support of young composers
Any support you can give is much appreciated.
select Martin Read Foundation.
A donation is made to MRF each time you order.