William Brooks’s composition features on new Trio Mediaeval CD release
William Brooks’s composition “Vale, dulcis amice” (the sixth of his Three Mediaeval Lyrics) has been released on Trio Mediaeval’s most recent album, Aquilonis.
The album was listed in the New York Times top 25 classical releases of 2014. Brooks’s piece was also featured by Peter Day on the 20 December 2014 edition of the BBC Radio 3’s Saturday Classics.
In a different domain, Brooks has been named the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Hampsong Educational Fellowship for his project, “Singing for Uncle Sammy: World War I Sheet Music and American Culture.” The award will be used to fund the construction of a website that presents aspects of Brooks’s research on the James Edward Myers Collection at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, University of Illinois.
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.