News & Events
Sunday 25th April
From 'no matter what' to
New Short pieces
on the concept of
Judith Weir, CBE - MRF patron
with the young composers.
Sam Bullard - saxes
Ben Corrigan - electronics
MRF alumni composer-performers
Concert of Premieres
'Returning, we hear the Larks'
new work by
Endorsements for MRF:
From Judith Weir's blog-post, on MRF...'
'...MRF resourcefully supports school and college age composers with live workshops and performances.'
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.'
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!'
The 2021 scheme for
Workshops for composers,
Judith Weir, CBE;
Sam Bullard - saxophones;
Ben Corrigan - electronics.
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.
Samby on his place at Trinity Laban, and to Pernille on her scholarship to Royal Academy of Music,
- each to study composition from Sept. '21.
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!
MRF's support for young composers
is provided FREE.
Any support you can give is much appreciated.
Want to feel better about all those
and select Martin Read Foundation.
A donation will be made to MRF each time you order.
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
We hope to resume in-person Festivals from 2022