Dear Friends, Fans & Followers of the AMF

We had a wonderful and unique three days at the start of November 2016 with a series of musical experiences that excited and I hope inspired our audiences. Our Opening Concert offered a gentle beginning to the weekend with a programme of solo and chamber music featuring English Pianist Sam Armstrong. We upped the pace on Saturday with a lively and noisy goose-themed crafting hour that preceded our hugely popular and packed-out Family Concert featuring the entertaining and engaging Magnard Ensemble. That afternoon we travelled back in time to a Baroque world of exquisite beauty and energy safe in the hands of the exceptional Brook Street Band. Our Gala featured an effervescent and crystalline Mozart concerto by top violinist Martyn Jackson and the dynamically delivered Walton by the 12 Ensemble. I took on Mr. Haydn and relished every minute: I hope you did too.

Here are some things people have been saying about AMF 2016:

  • “Congratulations and many thanks for another inspiring and very enjoyable Festival. You create a great atmosphere” (audience member)
  • “Congratulations and thanks for another amazing festival. I was really inspired by all three concerts I attended” (audience member)
  • “Thank you very much for having us for the concert too, it was so thrilling to play to such a large, attentive and knowledgable audience. It is not often that the children know as much as they did on Saturday when we deliver concerts for CAVATINA”(Jonathan Farey, French Horn, Magnard Ensemble)
  • “We play for many festivals and promoters but yours really stood out, for both its fab organisation and friendliness. There seemed to be a real buzz around” (Tatty Theo, Cello, Brook Street Band)
  • “Sunday was really incredible, one of the most memorable” (audience member)
  • “The Gala Concert was utterly amazing and both soloists were sublime. We were privileged to be there” (audience member)

Photos of the AMF 2016 to follow soon: in the meantime some highlight images. I will be back in touch soon with news of next steps for the AMF.





Reinoud Ford


Musical Director: Reinoud Ford