Stan's Cafe performer and BCMG musicians at Family & Schools Concerts

What we do

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is acclaimed internationally for its brilliant performances, ambitious commissions and the quality of its learning programme. Passionate ambassadors for new music, our open, inclusive approach and imaginative presentation takes people of all ages on a journey through the rich and fascinating world of contemporary music.


Inspiring performances
Reaching out from our Birmingham home at CBSO Centre, the Group has taken its vibrant performances to more than 180 venues in the UK, Europe, the US and India – communicating freshness, commitment and energy through its live performances and on radio, television, recordings and the web.

Creating a repertoire
We have commissioned and premiered over 160 new works, championing them with over 550 performances in the UK and abroad. In this way BCMG is creating a repertoire of new music – made in Birmingham – for audiences now, in the future and around the world.

Bringing the best to Birmingham
International in outlook, BCMG enriches the cultural life of its city by bringing the very best composers, performers and music from around the world to its home audiences in Birmingham.

Making music with young people
Our work with young people is integral to the Group’s mission and interwoven throughout its activity. Drawing on all the Group’s resources – the composers, the musicians, the repertoire – BCMG’s learning projects open ears to new soundworlds, fire musical imaginations, and are full of adventure and surprise.