MCMF Concert 27 September 2020


Due to COVID-19 restrictions



Unfortunately, we had to decide to cancel the MCMF Concert on Sunday September 27, 2020. Due to the adjusted Corona guidelines and travel advice in/to the Netherlands and in the countries around us, the orchestra (Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie) cannot come to Rotterdam. As a result, we can no longer welcome you via a livestream or in De Doelen on Sunday, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. However, a video recording of the music pieces is available via our website.

You can find the video recording here.

To the video recordings

In case you would like to express your interest in the 2021 concert, please register here


Melles Classical Music Foundation (MCMF) was founded after Martin Haunhorst (concert master at the Bergische Symphoniker in Remscheid) and Gerrit Melles (ophthalmologist with a long-time interest in composing) met each other in 2010. Their mutual interest in classical music led to several projects, for which the music was written by Gerrit Melles and the performances were directed by Martin Haunhorst.

The aim of the MCMF foundation is to organize performances of self composed symphonical music and to provide a platform for young, starting musicians to be a soloist which will enable them to get public exposure and to gain experience in playing with an orchestra. Most scores are written for a soloist on a given instrument accompanied by the MCMF orchestra.

Having started with two string quartets in 2010, the ensemble slowly grew into a small chamber orchestra of 15 members, and has now reached the size of an orchestra with about 60 members. The 6th edition of the concert in the Netherlands took place on October 27th, 2019 in the Concert Hall (Grote Zaal) of de Doelen in Rotterdam. Soloists were Ella Botter (hobo), Leah Blomenkamp (bassoon) and Tobias Haunhorst (piano) who played with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen.The next concert is scheduled for September 27, 2020.

We kindly invite you to attend one of our activities – please take a look at the Agenda section to see our upcoming concerts. You can also follow us on Facebook (mcmfrotterdam) or take a look at our YouTube channel.

We thank our sponsors and everyone who has supported the MCMF initiative in the past for their involvement and support in organizing these concerts.