National Radio of Finland Simaku broadcast available online
Performed by a Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Kaspars Putniņš , the work was broadcast live on Estonian National radio on 4 May, followed by broadcast on Portuguese and Latvian National radios.
La Leggiadra Luna received its world premiere at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall in May 2018, performed by the University of York vocal ensemble The 24, conducted by Robert Hollingworth. To hear the work on Soundcloud, please go to: https://soundcloud.com/thomassimaku/la-leggiadra-luna-for-mixed-choir-a-cappella .
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.
Previously available on special sale and now in a beautifully produced new edition from Faber Music, these three exquisite miniatures – composed in 2009 and lasting a total of 5 minutes – are responses to the poetry of George Bruce.