MRF Young Composers' Scheme
MRF provides support for aspiring young composers:
commissioning, expert tuition and workshops,
performance and recording opportunities.
The 2023 Young Composers' Scheme
Spring term '23
4 applicants were selected for the MRF award: William, Josh, Joe and Felix. They were each commissioned to write a new short work for solo cello, reflecting in some way the events of the First English Civil War.
Performer in residence:
Joseph Spooner - cellist.
2021 workshops for young composers, featured:
Sam Bullard - saxophones, Ben Corrigan - electronics, Judith Weir, CBE.
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 alumni were showcased by
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...