MRF Young Composers' Scheme

2021 workshops for young composers, featured:
Sam Bullard - saxophones, Ben Corrigan - electronics, Judith Weir, CBE.

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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. 

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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...

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MRF alumni and mentor talk to camera:

MRF provides support for aspiring young composers:

commissioning, expert tuition and workshops,

performance and recording opportunities.