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Piano Concerto shortlisted for SAfNM honour

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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.  Over 180 nominations were submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland.  The awards event will be held at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
Intended to highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, the Scottish Awards for New Music have been created by New Music Scotland with financial support from Creative Scotland, the Musicians’ Union, Steinberg, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, PRS for Music and Help Musicians UK.
The Piano Concerto was premiered in October by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and pianist Tom Poster and described by the press as a ‘multi-faceted’ piece containing ‘music of bracing immediacy’ (The Herald).  Next week sees the premiere of another concerto by Dr Suckling, this time for flute, with the soloist Katherine Bryan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on 3 and 4 February in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Art on the platform at Crewe

    Professor Ambrose Field is part of a York research team working with Liverpool based artist Laurence Payot to create Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Friday 10th March.  More information here.

  • Janathan Eato project shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.

    A project which includes the work of Dr Jonathan Eato (Hannah Bruce Company on behalf of Hoxton Hall, The Hoxton Hall Experience: A Collection of Small Choices) has been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.

  • Ann Cleare – Premiere of a new work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin

    eyam v (woven) for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and orchestra by Associate Lecturer in Composition Ann Cleare was premiered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on February 14th.

  • Catherine Laws performance with [rout] at audiograft, Oxford.

     

    [rout], the new music ensemble with whom Catherine Laws performs  keyboards, is giving the first performance of Paul Whitty’s somewhere a field on Thursday March 9th at audiograft, Oxford’s annual festival of  experimental music and sound.

  • Ligeti Quartet Composers Workshop Feb 28th 2017

    Ligeti Quartet Composers Workshop

    As part of the weekly CMRC Composers Seminars, the Ligeti Quartet visited the department on 28th February 2017 for a workshop with undergraduate and postgraduate composers.

  • Roger Marsh premiere in Bangor

    A new piano trio by Roger Marsh –  ‘Cracks’  – was premiered at the Bangor Music Festival on Feb 18th by the Fidelio Trio.   Marsh also gave a pre-concert talk and adjudicated a competition for young composers.  The following day four numbers from his vocal work Pierrot Lunaire 50 Rondels Bergamasques were performed in a recital entitled ‘Shades of Pierrot’.