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  • Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture

    Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar’ for Trumpet, Violin & Piano was performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series , which included works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius. Performed by Simon Desbruslais, Fenella Humphrey and Libby Burgess, ‘Solar’ is based on Philip Larkin’s well-known poem […]

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    Postgraduate forum, 2 March 2017

    Come and join us in the Music Research Centre on Thursday 2nd March for another day full of varied and exciting snapshots into the work of the music department’s postgraduate community. All students are invited to submit posters (deadline February 23rd) for the spring forum in March 2017 – it’s a fantastic way to show […]

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    Piano Concerto shortlisted for SAfNM honour

    Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling’s Piano Concerto has been shortlisted in the Large Scale Work category of the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music.

  • James Williamson featured composer

    James Williamson is this month’s featured composer for the New Oboe Music Project. His piece ‘The Fifth Element’ for solo oboe is part of the feature, as well as being published by Composers Edition.

  • New Zamora Perez cantata premiered

    On Decembre 21st the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Pudahuel and the San Sebastian University Choir (both from Santiago, Chile) premiered the cantata “Cantos por la Paz” (Songs for Peace) by Carlos Zamora.

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    Thomas Simaku at Prague Academy

    Thomas Simaku’s music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

    https://www.amu.cz/en on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016. His award-winning work, ‘Voci Celesti – String Quartet No. 3’, was given its Czech Premiere by the acclaimed quartet ‘FAMA Q’, who regularly perform works by 20th & 21st century composers. http://www.festival.cz/en/performer/fama_q

  • AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research in Music at the University of York

    The University of York invites applications for PhD research in any area of Music.  A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.

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  • Carlos Zamora premieres

    The Antara Ensemble premiered “Sonidos II” by Carlos Zamora at the 5º International Flute Convention in Paris on 21st of October at the Maurice Ravel Conservatory. The piece was performed in Lyon and York as well and specially created this year for the occasion.
    In Chile, on Ocotber 29th,  the Latin American String Quartet from Mexico premiered Zamora’s String Quartet Nº3 at  Nescafé Theatre of the Arts in Santiago. The piece has also been programmed to be performed in Berlin on December 2nd at the Cervantes Institute by the Quartet Latin Strings.
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    Rose Hall opera premiered in London

    PhD composer Rose Miranda Hall and Lila Palmer have been chosen by the Helios Collective for Formations 2016 where three brand new operas (Dead Equal by Rose Hall, For the Love of Thorstein Shiver by Alex Paxton and The Yellow Wallpaper by Grace-Evangeline Mason) will be workshopped and performed in London in November. Following the […]

  • Poor Yorick CD release

    A new CD – Poor Yorick, composed by Roger Marsh for the Hilliard Ensemble in 2013 – is now available here.

  • New Piano Concerto Is Top Guardian Pick

    The premiere of a new piano concerto by Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling tops the Guardian’s ‘Five of the Best Classical Concerts’.  The piece, written for acclaimed pianist Tom Poster, and inspired by a poem by Niall Campbell, is part of Dr Suckling’s continuing collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as their Associate Composer, […]

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    World premiere of Simaku’s Herkommann Aria

    Thomas Simaku’s new solo work, Herkommann Aria, received its world premiere at Kuks International Festival in Prague, on 23 July 2016, performed by the leading Czech clarinettist Ludmila Peterkova.

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    Federico Reuben improvisation concert at York Spring Festival

    Federico Reuben was joined by Rachel Musson (sax) and Mark Sanders (drums) for an improvisation concert on the 5th of May during the York Spring Festival.

  • Carlos Zamora performances in Easter Island

     Three woodwind quintets by Carlos Zamora Perez were performed in Easter Island on August 4, 5 and 6 by the CODA Woodquintet in four concerts. All the quintets have two movements based on Latin American dances.  The concerts were in diferent places on the Island and were financed by the Chilean Ministry of Culture.

  • US Premiere for Martin Suckling’s Visiones

    The Locrian Chamber Players will give the first North American performance of Martin Suckling’s Visiones (after Goya) alongside works by Elliott Carter, Derek Bermel and others on 26 August 2016 in the neo-Gothic splendour of Upper Manhattan’s Riverside Church.

  • PhD candidate Carlos Zamora Perez’s Concerto for Alto Recorder and Strings broadcast on Radio Universidad de Santiago

    PhD candidate Carlos Zamora Perez’s Concerto for Alto Recorder and Strings will be broadcasted on Radio Universidad de Santiago in Evening Concert programme. The concerto was composed in 2008 and premiered the same year by Carmen Troncoso as soloist (who is a PhD candidate at CMRC as well) and the Marga-Marga Orchestra conducted by Luis José Recart. The concerto […]

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    Thomas Simaku recent lectures and masterclasses

    Thomas Simaku visited the Centre for Advanced Studies in Music at Istanbul Technical University on 30th May 2016 and gave a lecture on his Soliloquy Cycle. This is a series of highly virtuosic works for various solo instruments that Dr Simaku has been focusing on for a number of years now. He also chaired a […]

  • CODA Quintet perform Carlos Zamora Pérez’s wind quintet cycle

    On 8 June 2016, the CODA Quintet will play PhD candidate Carlos Zamora Pérez three woodwind quintets at Fundación Cultural de Providencia`s Auditorium in Santiago-Chile. Each quintet has two movements which are Latin-American dances. Quintet Nº1 (1995), Quintet Nº2 (1999) and Quintet Nº3 (2000). These works have been performed several times in Chile and abroad as individual pieces as well as […]

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    Thomas Simaku Lecture in Dublin

    Thomas Simaku gave a lecture at the Conservatory of Music & Drama – Dublin Institute of Technology, on 13 May 2016.

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    I Fagiolini premieres new work by William Brooks on Radio 3

    Robert Hollingworth and Department associate ensemble I Fagiolini gave the first performance of a new Shakespeare setting by Professor William Brooks on Monday 11 April 2016

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    Department alumnus Christian Mason shortlisted for RPS Music Award

    Christian has been shortlisted in the Large-Scale Composition category for his work Open to Infinity: A Grain of Sand. The work was commissioned as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for Pierre Boulez and was premiered by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Lucerne Festival before receiving its UK premiere at the BBC Proms 2015. Find […]

  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile perform work by PhD candidate Carlos Zamora Pérez

    Vilama – la Muerte del Río (Vilama – the Death of the River) was commissioned by the Marga-Marga Orchestra commissioned in 2014, and premiered in 2015 in Viña del Mar city (Chile) as part of their concert season. More details about the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile season can be found at http://www.ceacuchile.com/eventos/concierto-no4-temporada-oficial-2016/

  • World premiere for alumnus Kristofer To at ISCM World Music Days 2016 in South Korea

    Kristofer To’s In the Distance will be premiered at the ISCM World Music Days concert on 30 March 2016 at the Black Box, Tongyeong Concert Hall. The programme includes Lágrimas by Francisco del Pino (AP), Strade della città tumultuosa by Simone Fontanelli (AP), Obo kvartett by Kári Bæk (AP), Fluchtlinien by Henrik Denerin (KP), In […]

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    From Score to Sound programme announced

    It’s great to be able to announce the programme for the From Score to Sound project. We think these works hold together as a cohesive set, whilst also demonstrating the diversity within the theme of line and melody that Research Fellow Martin Scheuregger wrote about last week. The programme was put together using the British Music Collection as […]

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    World Voice Day 2016

    On Saturday 16 April 2016, a celebration of World Voice Day will be held at the University of York, chaired by Dr. Helena Daffern, a member of the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities research student network, Expressive Nonverbal Communication in Ensemble Performance‘.

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    Ben Eyes in residence at EMS

    Ben Eyes is currently undertaking a residency at Ems to create sounds on the Buchla and Serge modular synths for his new album to be released later in the year. He will be processing large amounts of recorded material including some extremely heavy guitars using the synth’s filters.

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    Joel Jarventausta wins second prize at the 2016 London Ear Festival

    Congratulations to undergraduate Joel Jarventausta who has won 2nd prize in the London Ear Festival Composer’s Competition 2016. Joel’s solo cello piece racing thoughts was performed by Rohan de Saram on 11 March 2016.

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    Manolis Ekmektsoglou selected to participate in MIXTUR 2016 festival workshop

    Manolis Ekmektsoglou (PhD) has been selected to participate in the MIXTUR 2016 festival workshop A+B that will take place in Barcelona between 20 April-1 May 2016.

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    CMRC awarded £50,000 AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund grant

    Tim Howell has been awarded £50,000 from the AHRC’s 10th Anniversary Cultural Engagement Fund to enable the Department to host a new project, ‘From Score to Sound: engaging audiences with new music’. Tim will work with Research Fellow Martin Scheuregger to deliver the project, which aims to implement and evaluate an approach for engaging the […]

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    Ensemble-in-association Quatuor Diotima in residence in the Department

    Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Department. Over the course of the visit the Paris-based group coached the Eboracum String Quartet, worked with eight undergraduate and postgraduate composers on new works specially written for them and gave a final concert of Schubert, Dutilleux […]

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    Competition successes for undergraduate composer Joel Järventausta

    Third year undergraduate Joel Järventausta has enjoyed several recent successes in high-profile composition festivals. Joel’s works stony mountains to rise for orchestra andSävyt for chamber ensemble have been awarded reserve places at the Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM) Festival in Aarhus 2016. Whilst a two-minute miniature for clarinet and violin has also been chosen to be […]