Early Music Live!

Brighton Early Music's Early Music 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.
Click here for the content of the 2018/19 Early Music Live! scheme

Applications for 2018/19 have now closed

Details of next year's scheme will be posted here in early 2019.

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

Early Music Live! ensemble participant 2016-17

Since 2007 Early Music Live! has supported over 150 young musicians with training, mentoring and performance opportunities. The scheme runs from May – March and provides a year of support for participants including mentoring, training opportunities (including workshops on organisation, education, fundraising and programming), showcase performances at Brighton Early Music Festival in November, and a day of workshops in Brighton & Hove primary schools.

New for 2018/19– we are integrating emerging singers selected for our early opera and oratorio projects into the main Early Music Live! scheme, enabling them to take part in the professional training programme alongside the ensembles.

Early Music 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 Early Music Live! in previous years.