Apply for BREMF 2017

Clare and Deborah welcome applications from professional early music ensembles to perform in our annual autumn festival. We are now fully programmed for 2016.
Our theme for 2017 will be


We are interested in proposals that explore the many routes that music and instruments travelled from around the world as well as digging down to the roots and origins of classical forms.

Enquiries about performing can be sent at any time of year, but we are generally fully programmed for each festival by the previous Christmas, so you need to submit your programme by mid-November at the latest. For a major project we would advise considerably earlier.

Initial enquiries should be sent to:

Applying to perform at BREMF

  • We programme around specific themes for each festival
  • Our programming aims to create new audiences for early music. Applicants who take this into account are more likely to be successful.  
  • We only programme young artists through our annual auditions for our Early Music Live! scheme 
  • We are less likely to take off the peg programmes unless they are part of a funded tour and can work within our theme. We often collaborate with ensembles to build programmes that will resonate with our themes and stimulate new ways of presenting and contextualising music.
  • With no core funding we are always operating on a tight budget and can rarely afford to programme ensembles from abroad unless they are offering a concert that is subsidised or part of a funded tour that coincides with our festival dates  
  • Please make initial enquiries about performing at BREMF by email. We will let you know if we wish to receive a CD. You can include links to performances on YouTube, SoundCloud etc. in your email. Please do also indicate the range of fees involved and let us know if this includes transport and accommodation if required.