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Sir Stephen Cleobury passes away aged 70

Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019

The former Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of York last year. He sadly lost his battle with cancer in November.

BBC Radio 3 broadcast for award-winning York composition student

Posted on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Robin Haigh’s composition will be broadcast on Thursday 5 December.

York student shortlisted for the Ivors Composer Award

Posted on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Neil Luck has received a coveted Ivors Composer Award nomination for his sound art piece 'Regretfully Yours, Ongoing'.

Standing ovation for Thomas Simaku in the Netherlands

Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019

Two new works by Professor of Composition Thomas Simaku received their world premieres at the 40th edition of the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival.

Thomas Simaku’s CD on Portuguese National Radio

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Portuguese National Radio has dedicated an hour programme to the latest CD by Thomas Simaku - Professor of Composition.

Shed Seven guitarist visits Department

Posted on Monday 4 November 2019

Joe Johnson, guitarist and keyboardist of the York-formed Britpop band Shed Seven, visited the Department of Music on Thursday 31 October.

Internationally Renowned Soloist at University of York

Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2019

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, one of the world’s top ensembles of contemporary music, visited the Department of Music on Tuesday 29 October.

Recent alum wins international sound design competition

Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2019

Peter Baumann (BA Music, 2016; MA Music Production, 2017) has won the prestigious Berlin International Sound Design Competition for 2019.

Martin Suckling's flute concerto shortlisted for major international award

Posted on Monday 7 October 2019

Music Department Senior Lecturer, Martin Suckling, has been nominated for the highly prestigious Prince Pierre de Monaco Musical Composition Prize.

York Composer Wins Coveted American Fellowship

Posted on Thursday 3 October 2019

Professor of Composition, Thomas Simaku was awarded a coveted fellowship from The Brown Foundation in Houston, USA, for a residency at the Dora Maar House in France.

Tempo: The Music of Thomas Simaku

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2019

Cambridge University Press has published a comprehensive article on Thomas Simaku’s music, written by Dr Martin Scheuregger in their quarterly review of new music, Tempo.

Thomas Simaku Broadcast on National Radio in Finland

Posted on Thursday 5 September 2019

The broadcast follows the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)'s World Music Days.

York PhD student to work on Red Bull Music Festival

Posted on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Ben Eyes is designing the live sound for a set as the Red Bull Music Festival comes to London for the first time.

Thomas Simaku CD Release

Posted on Monday 19 August 2019

Simaku's new CD has been released worldwide on Naxos 21st Century Classics Series.

Current and former students selected as 2019/20 RPS Composers

Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2019

The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme.

MA students praised by 'The Times' for performances in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

Posted on Tuesday 30 July 2019

The London and York productions gained many positive reviews

Praise for students featured in BBC Proms

Posted on Monday 29 July 2019

Students from the department have been praised for their contributions to a live set during the first 'Proms at...' event of 2019.

Alumna awarded an MBE as part of the Queens's Birthday Honours

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2019

Composer Anna Meredith has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

The Harmony Chorus performance

Posted on Friday 24 May 2019

The Harmony Chorus will perform Bollywood and Indian folk tunes in the Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Tuesday 28 May

York PhD student is a winner of Discovering Young Composers of Europe

Posted on Tuesday 14 May 2019

His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020

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