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.
BREMF Live! now closed to applications for 2019
BREMF Live! 2020 opportunities will be published here early in 2020
Download the content of the 2019/20BREMF Live! scheme

Pocket Sinfonia 2018

Applications for 2019/20 NOW CLOSED
BREMF Live! 2020 opportunities will be published here early in 2020

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


All plans are subject to funding at this stage, likely to be confirmed in May 2019

Past Participants

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

Dramma per Musica 2018