Nicola LeFanu on BBC
BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week. Ten hours of broadcasting, music and interviews, provided a full retrospective of her career. Listen to it here:
LeFanu’s birthday has also been marked by an interview on BBCRadio4 ‘Front Row’, by a major orchestral BBCSO premiere, and by concerts including Wednesday May 10th, in the University of York concert series in the Lyons Concert Hall.
A new CD including Animus for Flute, Clarinet, violin, Cello and Piano (2015) by Chang Seok Choi has been just released today by ABLAZE Records. Chang completed his PhD at York in 2016.
PhD composition students James Mainwaring and Ben Eyes have collaborated on the new Roller Trio Album “New Devices” released today on Edition Records.
A new version of Ann Cleare’s work on magnetic fields will receive a world premiere in London this Thursday, June 14th at Goldsmith University’s Great Hall.
Rika Zayasu gave the Japanese premiere of John Stringer’s Disquiet II at Tokyo’s Art Space in March and Joseph Houston will give the Italian premiere in October in Ascoli as part of the Nuovi Spazi Musicali festival.
Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell on 25 April 2018.
The music of Associate lecturer Ann Cleare had its Israeli premiere on May 7th at Tel Aviv’s Felcija Blumenthal Music Festival.