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Contemporary Music for All

Queen Mary University of London



The third bi-annual international festival of contemporary music produced by CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). The CoMA collective was founded with the intention of involving musicians of all abilities in performances of contemporary music. This event in CoMA’s festival will feature new, short solo and duet works composed and performed by members of the public, who will have the opportunity to collaborate with London Sinfonietta musicians. Those interested in participating are invited to submit an application.

Now’s your chance to join the London Sinfonietta and Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) for a marathon day of contemporary music as part of The Festival of Contemporary music for All. This is your opportunity to rehearse and perform contemporary repertoire alongside the world-class musicians of the London Sinfonietta for free! You can perform a piece from the ABRSM Spectrum series for either piano, cello, violin, trumpet, clarinet, piano duet
or string quartet as part of a concert in the form of a marathon of short, 5 minute performances.


CoMA is a national organisation committed to bringing contemporary music to people whatever their musical ability. This year, they have teamed up with the London Sinfonietta for a marathon day of performances of the ABRSM Spectrum series. There will also be the opportunity to sign up for a masterclass, where a member of the ensemble will workshop a piece of your choice.


We welcome interest from all members of the public (those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult). There is no charge to participate.


Participants need to be available all day on Sunday 8 March at Queen Mary University of London. Rehearsals will take place from 10.30am-12.30pm. The Marathon will take place from 1.30-3.30pm and will be open to members of the public. Specific times will be allocated closer to the day.


To sign up for the project, please go to, or fill in the forms below. For more information contact Christine Andrews on / 020 7239 9340

London Sinfonietta Masterclass

Please also let us know if you would like to have the opportunity to take part in an open masterclass with a musician from the London Sinfonietta.

What? Musicians from the London Sinfonietta will listen to your chosen piece and work with you to develop your piece. The masterclass sessions will be open to the public to watch.

Who? Anyone who plays one of the instruments listed below may apply. You can choose your own piece to perform, although we encourage people to select a piece written between 1900 and 2019.

When? The masterclass will take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm. If you are also performing in the Spectrum Marathon concert, you will receive a 5 minute rehearsal time. Each person will have approximately 20 minutes for their masterclass. Please note, there will be a £10 charge to offset administration costs.

Contact Christine Andrews at or call 020 7239 9340 for further information.

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  • 8 March 2020


    Venue: (view map)

    Queen Mary University of London
    Mile End Road
    E1 4NS