Posted on Tuesday 17 August 2021
Thomas Simaku’s work con-ri-sonanza for piano & strings received its UK premiere at the 2021 North York Moors Festival of Chamber Music to a rapturous reception of a full house on 14 August.
Posted on Tuesday 13 July 2021
Simaku’s CD on BIS Records, con-ri-sonanza, has received another excellent review, in the July 2021 issue of the Cambridge University Press magazine Tempo.
Posted on Sunday 11 July 2021
Three students have won plug-ins from Nugen Audio worth hundreds of pounds, in a competition that was the culmination of a series of extra teaching sessions organised in the most recent lockdown.
Posted on Friday 2 July 2021
Thomas Simaku’s album on French National Radio best CDs. A special programme is to be broadcast on Sunday, 4 July.
Posted on Monday 28 June 2021
After what has been an incredibly challenging year for music-making in the Department and across the world, last week we celebrated the achievements of our third-year undergraduates with a selection of pieces from some of their final recitals!
Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021
MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching awarded the prize for their teaching team's outstanding contribution to enhancing teaching and student learning
Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021
MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching student James Hargreaves sees his new EP, Good To Be Back, going in at #7 in the charts.
Posted on Monday 14 June 2021
Andreas Tsiartas work "Ìérkos for ensemble" (2020) has been recorded on a new CD release by the Stradivarius label, as part of his award for winning the competition Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE ) in 2019.
Posted on Thursday 20 May 2021
A team of six researchers from the Departments of Music and Computer Science has submitted an entry to this year’s AI Song Contest.
Posted on Monday 17 May 2021
Thomas Simaku’s award-winning piece, Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo for Recorders has received another performance in the Netherlands.
Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021
Applications are now open for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions within the Music Department for the 2021/22 academic year.
Posted on Thursday 15 April 2021
An excellent article about Simaku’s choral piece ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ has been published by Simon Cummings in 5:4 – ‘a blog devoted to the most interesting, innovative and impressive music of our time’.
Posted on Thursday 1 April 2021
Eight current and ten ex-students of the Music Department (all professional musicians) took part in a spectacular concert of 17th-century multi-choir music at York's National Centre for Early Music.
Posted on Wednesday 31 March 2021
A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.
Posted on Wednesday 24 March 2021
Last week saw the premiere of Virtual Showcase II – an online celebration of the hard work and determination of our students and staff to continue making music during these difficult times!
Posted on Monday 22 March 2021
con-ri-sonanza continues to receive excellent reviews in the British music press.
Posted on Friday 12 March 2021
The Department of Music's Anniversary Reader, Robert Hollingworth, has launched a new online road trip of performances.
Posted on Wednesday 10 March 2021
Caroline Waddington-Jones has secured a grant from the UKRI-funded Closing the Gap network run by the University of York and Hull York Medical School.
Posted on Thursday 25 February 2021
The nature of live music is that it exists in the moment. In years gone by, there would be little or no permanent record of its performance, save, perhaps, for the concert programme, promotional poster, or a ticket stub a concert-goer may take home with them.
Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2021
The Music Department is sad to report the death of Dr Richard Shephard, Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in 2008.