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First Event for 2021:

 

MRF's scheme 2021 

for young composers 

going ahead

NO MATTER WHAT!

FREE

STARTING POINTS WORKSHOP

Sunday Feb 7th,

on-line

With Judith Weir - MRF patron,

Master of the Queen's Music.

Click the link above & join us to witness composers and performers creating new music.  

Featuring Sam Bullard saxophones, 

and 

Ben Corrigan electronics:

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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. 

Festival of Contemporary Music '21

SAVE THE DATE: 

Sunday 25th April 

Featuring:

New Music for Saxophones and Electronics.

MRF is delighted to again be working with: 

Samby Anderson (Brockenhurst College) and 

Pernille Faye (St Swithins School, Winchester)

Meanwhile...

also for Festival '21,

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!!

Festival booking information up soon.

CONGRATULATIONS!

to Pernille 

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!

MRF's support for young composers, and the Starting Points workshop, is FREE.

Any support you can give is much appreciated. 

Want to feel better about all those

on-line orders? 

Choose SMILE Amazon 

and select Martin Read Foundation

A donation will be made to MRF each time you order. 

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MRF has been 

supporting young composers since 2015.

MRF alumni 

where are they now?

Looking back...

short films from 

2019 FESTIVAL OF

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Freely - by Scottie Thompson,

MRF young composer 2019

performed by Joe Parks and Daniel Swani

Already  - by Freddie Hodkin,

MRF alumnus,

for flexible ensemble - 

composer, teacher and performers

working effectively together.

'MRF is unique within the UK’

Howard Skempton, patron 

CLICK HERE to look back at
MRF's Festivals since 2016

Martin Read, composer & teacher

links to audio and film footage and Martin's publishers

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