At the heart of HCMF
is a continuing determination to be forward-facing in everything that we do: striving to expand our audiences' horizons by exploring new areas of creativity; providing life-changing inspiration and opportunities through our learning and participation programme; and working to build strong partnerships, not only with our funders and supporters, but also through world-wide artistic collaborations and co-commissions with artists, composers and other festivals.
Artistic director Graham McKenzie said: "The awards are a real vote of confidence in the ongoing development of HCMF
as a forward-looking arts organisation, as well as recognising its importance in the national and international landscape of contemporary and experimental music.
Review Music: Jurg Frey and Friends: HCMF
Venue: St Paul's Hall Review: Spencer Allman .
Graham has lauded the development of the HCMF
shorts programme, which comprises free events.
Richard and Naomi met at last year's HCMF
when another of her compositions was being played by the world-renowned Arditti string quartet, an ensemble that has built its reputation on 20th century and comtemporary music.
That, surely, is an accomplishment that sums up all that HCMF
strives for through its annual week long events.