Wednesday 26 October 2016

City Music Foundation Young Artists for 2016

City Music Foundation young artists 2016 - photo Ben Ealovega
City Music Foundation young artists 2016 - photo Ben Ealovega
The City Music Foundation (CMF), which supports and mentors young artists, has announced the latest group of talent to join the CMF Artist Programme. Tabea Debus (recorder), Miguel Gorodi (jazz trumpet), Joseph Houston (piano), Hannah Morgan (oboe), the Ligeti Quartet (string quartet), Nérija (contemporary jazz ensemble) and Mihai Ritivoiu (piano) will undertake CMF's two-year development programme which focuses on turning great talent into professional success by equipping musicians at the outset of their careers with the tools, skills, experience and networks they need to pursue music as a viable and rewarding livelihood.
  • Tabea Debus was selected as a St John’s Smith Square Young Artist in 2015/16
  • Miguel Gorodi's latest project the Miguel Gorodi Nonet made its debut performance last year and is due to perform in the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Joseph Houston was a selected artist on the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, won a Help Musicians UK 'Emerging Excellence' award
  • Hannah Morgan won 1st Prize at the Third International Barbirolli Competition and she makes her Wigmore Hall debut in November 2016
  • The Ligeti Quartet began a two-year residency as Ensemble in Residence at the University of Sheffield in 2015, have begun as Quartet in Residence at Cambridge and have made a CD for Signum Classics featuring a collection of new British works for string quartet and trumpet
  • Nérija's Manchester Jazz Festival set was featured on BBC Radio 3 and they will perform in the upcoming EFG London Jazz Festival, 
  • Mihai Ritivoiu's future engagements include recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Steinway Hall, as well as concerto performances with the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.

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