Brighton Early Music’s young artist scheme BREMF Live! is one of the pre-eminent mentoring and development schemes for young professional early music performers in the UK. The scheme offers opportunities for ensembles, and singers and instrumentalists.

Applications for the 2022/23 scheme for ensembles have now closed, and our participating ensembles are listed below.

What we offer our musicians

BREMF Live! participants are supported with advice, mentoring and training opportunities, as well as performance opportunities and the chance to become involved in festival projects. Alumni of the scheme are very much part of the BREMF ‘family’ and continue to be supported with references, opportunities and collaborations.

Details of opportunities will be posted here as they arise, with the main scheme for ensembles advertised in March or April 2023. You can also click here to find out more about the scheme including guidelines for applicants.

BREMF Live! 2022/2023 Participants


Flutes & Frets (flute and lute duo)

Horizon Voices (vocal ensemble)

Liturina (baroque ensemble)

Tuffnell Trio (string trio)

Plus a new BREMF Live! medieval ensemble coming soon

The history of BREMF Live!

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

“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