Thursday, 17 October 2019

City Music Foundation has announced its 2019 CMF Artists

CMF Artists 2019
CMF Artists 2019
The City Music Foundation has announced its 2019 CMF Artists, six soloists and one ensemble - Anna Cavaliero (soprano), Echéa String Quartet, Iona Fyfe (folksinger), Mingyuan Ruan (accordion), Iyad Sughayer (piano), Giacomo Susani (guitar) and Rosalind Ventris (viola).

  • British Hungarian soprano Anna Cavaliero was a Member of the 2018/19 Studio of the Opéra National de Lyon and awarded the 2019 Alvarez Young Artist by Garsington Opera
  • The Echéa Quartet formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, they were prizewinners of the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition (2018) and Finalists in the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition (2019)
  • Scots folk-singer Iona Fyfe was youngest ever winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018
  • Accordionist Mingyuan Ruan studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (China) and Royal Academy of Music. She is the first classic accordionist to win the 27th IBLA international music competition.
  • Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer studied in Jordan, at Chetham’s, the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he was awarded the Trinity Laban Gold Medal
  • Classical guitarist Giacomo Susani recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, and his prizes and awards include winning the London International Guitar Competition
  • Rosalind Ventris studied at Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and she now pursues a varied international career as a soloist and chamber musician. Rosalind was the viola soloist on my 2017 album Quickening and premiered my Three Pieces from the Book of Common Prayer in 2018

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