Carlos Zamora news
Carlos Zamora has had a busy few months. In February 14th the Concerto for Recorders and Chamber Orchestra was world premiered at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall with the soloist Carmen Troncoso and the University of York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlos Zamora.
On March 24 the piece “Chacabuco-a Prayer in the Desert” was world Premiere in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, by the Marga Marga Orchestra conducted by Luis José Recart as part of its concert season 2018. The same day, the “Concerto for Clarinet and Strings” was performed by the chamber orchestra of the Universidad Austral de Valdivia with the soloist Caitanya Estuardo and conducted by Alejandra Urrutia, in the first concert of the season 2018.
Also, on April 8th the “Victor Jara Symphony” was performed in Bordeaux, France by the Jeune Orchestre Symphonique de l’Entre-deux-Mers and the Choeur Entre Deux Airs conducted by Eloi Tembremande.
In April 9th the piece Sikuris for Ensemble was performed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, as part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras.
On April 10th Carlos Zamora gave a lecture at the Universidad de Concepción in Chile and conducted his piece “Andesina” with the Student Chamber Orchestra of the School of Music.
Following the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) – World Music Days , Thomas Simaku’s most recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been broadcast by four European radio stations.
The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme, including Robin Haigh, currently studying for a PhD at York with Martin Suckling, and Joel Järventausta, a former York undergraduate.
Back in June Martin was invited to speak about Radulescu’s seminal solo viola piece Das Andere alongside violist Garth Knox at the Spectralisms conference in IRCAM.
Praise for Music Dept students featured in BBC Proms
Following on from his specially-commissioned Radio 3 takeover to extend the Last Night of the Proms 2018, Music Department PhD student Neil Luck was invited to contribute a live set as part of 2019’s first ‘Proms at…’ event. Joined by second year undergraduate Rebecca Burden and former student James McIlwrath, Neil masterminded three pieces in an event described by the Guardian as a ‘teasing, challenging new-music bill’. Proms at …
His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020
The objective of Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE) Competition was to bring together the four regions of Europe (North, South, East, West) by inviting the composition students and alumni of all European Academies, Conservatories and Universities to submit a work.
His work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble
Thomas Simaku’s recent work, La Leggiadra Luna for mixed choir a cappella, has been selected by the international jury for performance at the 2019 ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) – World Music Days, which takes place in Estonia from 2 – 10 May.