MRF Young Composers' Scheme

The 2020 Young Composers' Scheme

In a new, exciting development, MRF has linked with the Royal College of Music's Junior Department for 2020.

All events this academic year will be held at RCM. 

CLICK HERE for information.

Received from the parent of an MRF-awarded young composer, 2020

'...this year... thank you so much for all your efforts as the joy and excitement, as well as opportunities and challenges, MRF offers its young composers all add up to an experience not to be missed.' 



MRF alumni were showcased by 

Borough New Music, 

the London contemporary music concert series, November '18.

Grateful thanks to

performers: Chris Goodman, clarinet & 

Jonathan Beatty, piano;

composers: Ellen Drewe, Sam Carr, Freddie Hodkin, Catherine Upfold, Owen Russell & Oren Hirtenstein with Simon Speare (composer mentor)

and Howard Skempton (patron);

Patron Judith Weir for providing her introduction

and to Borough New Music for hosting.

The 2019 Young Composers' Scheme

Spring term '19:

Joe Parks, percussion and Daniel Swani, recorders & flute gave the premieres of the finished commissions by

Jack,  Scottie and Pernille at MRF Fesival, Alton. The concert followed by an inspiring composer-performer workshop, masterclass-style, with Howard Skempton...

Joe & Daniel, final workshop.JPG
MRF alumni and mentor talk to camera...

MRF provides support for aspiring young composers:

commissioning, expert tuition and workshops,

performance and recording opportunities.