ARTIST PROPOSALS

We welcome proposals from artists who are interested in taking part in future Festivals.

 

If you would like to take part in a future EMF, please download the Artist Application Form using the link below and send it to us by post, along with a copy of a recording (preferably a commercially recorded disc, but, if you are a young artist with no commercial recordings as yet, please send a sample disc). The form is an interactive PDF and so can be completed in any standard PDF viewer; or, if you prefer, it can be printed and filled in by hand. We regret we do not accept applications from prospective artists by email.

 

Please note that the EMF is booked up several years in advance, so we are currently taking bookings for a couple of years ahead. Please also note that the EMF is run on a shoestring budget, due to having no governmental / corporate support, so the fees that we are able to offer are, regrettably, modest. Please bear this in mind when citing your fee on the form.

 

Finally, as our name suggests, we only feature the work of British composers (or composers whose music could be considered “English music” in the broadest sense of the genre, or who are strongly associated with Britain and Ireland). We are also particularly interested in World Première performances, especially of works by composers of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, and bearing these parameters in mind when making your application will facilitate our being able to find a slot for you!

 

 

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LATEST NEWS

On 9 March, at the Conway Hall in London, cellist Raphael Wallfisch, American tenor Brian Thorsett, violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck and pianist Michael Dussek will present a very special evening of music by leading British composers to raise vital funds for the acclaimed English Music Festival. The evening’s programme will comprise the Cello Sonata of Frank Bridge, the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Edward Elgar, and songs by Purcell, Arne, Byrd and Vaughan Williams. More details are available here; and tickets may be booked through the Conway Hall website. Please come and join us!

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2024 May EMF. This year, for the first time, all our events will be held in Dorchester-on-Thames, with the concerts taking place in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey; the talks in the historic Village Hall. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, may be seen on this page. Booking for Friends of the Festival will open in early March, with general booking opening two weeks later; tickets will be available by post or through our online Box Office.

We have recently introduced a new tier to our Friends’ Scheme for Corporate Friends — so, if you own, or help to run, a company or a similar organisation, and would like to enjoy the special benefits that this tier offers, please do consider joining at this level. For more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.