HICMF Young Artists
Developing complete musicians through performance experience, chamber coaching and mentoring, masterclasses, communication & workshop presentation training, outreach experience

HICMF Young Artists is a unique scheme that focuses on bringing together several aspects of music education to help emerging young ensembles become more versatile musicians and complete all-round communicators.

HICMF Young Artists 2019 performing in the festival

Steven Isserlis CBE with the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio

Each year HICMF's Young Artists' Scheme provides one selected ensemble with:

  • free coaching during the year from leading chamber musicians

  • a high-profile performance in the main festival, and potential links to other performance opportunities

  • a professional quality video recording of their performance, which they can use to promote the ensemble/competition applications etc

  • a series of specialised coaching sessions from acclaimed animateur, cellist & baritone Matthew Sharp on developing their own workshop-concerts for primary schools

  • the experience of performing those workshop-concerts in Haringey primary schools

  • at least one masterclass with a world renowned musician. Recent artists who have given classes include Steven Isserlis CBE and Susan Tomes

Matthew Sharp working with the Mithras Piano Trio

The Mithras Piano Trio presenting a concert-workshop to primary school children in Haringey

HICMF Young Artists Affiliated Tutors

HICMF Young Artists gain access to free chamber music tuition throughout the year from a variety of leading musicians, including the following affiliated tutors

Katya Apekisheva

Katya Apekisheva

Concert pianist, Artistic Director of London Piano Festival, Professor at GSMD

Irina Botan

Irina Botan

Concert pianist, Co-director of HICMF, member of the Monte Piano Trio

Benjamin Marquise Gilmore

Benjamin Marquise Gilmore

Violinist, Concert Master of Philharmonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson

Violist, member of Ensemble 360

Natalie Klouda

Natalie Klouda

Violinist and composer, Co-director of HICMF

Ashok Klouda

Ashok Klouda

Cellist, Co-director of HICMF

John Myerscough

John Myerscough

Cellist, member of the Doric Quartet

Gary Pomeroy

Gary Pomeroy

Violist, member of the Heath Quartet

Wu Qian

Wu Qian

Pianist, member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, Professor of Chamber Music at RNCM

Matthew Sharp

Matthew Sharp

Cellist, baritone, animateur, actor and director

Support our work

If you would like to support HICMF's Young Artists' scheme, or any other part of our work, please visit the Support Us page for more information. Thank you.

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