Brighton Early Music's BREMF Live!  is one of the pre-eminent mentoring and development schemes for young professional early music musicians in the UK. Participants are supported throughout the year with advice, mentoring and training opportunities, as well as the chance to become involved in other festival projects.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic we won’t be able to audition new applicants for BREMF Live! this year, but will be continuing to support existing young artists. Check back for more opportunities later in 2020 or early 2021

Pocket Sinfonia 2018

Participants in BREMF Live! 2019/2020


Scaramella (renaissance vocal ensemble)

Melismata (renaissance/baroque duo)

Ensemble Théodora (baroque ensemble)

Apollo's Cabinet (baroque ensemble)


Lucinda Cox soprano web
Angela Hicks soprano web
Sofia Kirwan-Baez soprano web
Helen Lacey soprano web
Elspeth Piggott soprano
Bethany Horak-Hallett mezzo-soprano web
CN Lester mezzo-soprano web
Laura Lopes mezzo-soprano
Keith Pun countertenor web
Sebastian Maclaine tenor
Kieran White tenor
John Lee bass web


Download the content of the 2019/20 BREMF Live! scheme

Watch previous BREMF Live! performances here


It has been a most valuable time for us and it really made our group move forward in many ways, which wouldn't have happened without BREMF Live

BREMF Live! ensemble participant 2016-17

Since 2007 BREMF Live! has supported almost 200 young musicians with training, mentoring and performance opportunities. The scheme runs from June – March and provides a year of support for participants including mentoring, training opportunities (including workshops on organisation, education, fundraising and programming), performance opportunities at Brighton Early Music Festival, and a day of workshops in Brighton & Hove primary schools.
Performance opportunities and dates vary depending on the specific project applied for, and are different for ensembles and singers.

BREMF Live! is led by Brighton Early Music Festival, working together with other partners to deliver an exciting range of training opportunities. Partners include:

  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Genesis Sixteen
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Brighton & Hove Music & Arts


Past Participants

Click here for a list of the ensembles who have taken part in BREMF Live! in previous years.

Dramma per Musica 2018