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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

Thomas Simaku at the 2019 World Music Days

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble and broadcast live, the programme was transferred across Europe through European Broadcasting Union

Thomas Simaku – lectures in Palermo, York and London

Posted on Wednesday 10 April 2019

Thomas Simaku presented his music at the ‘Alessandro Scarlatti’ Conservatoire in Palermo on 3rd April 2019, which was attended by the composition students and members of staff, including Professor Daniele Ficola and the Chair of Composition Department Maestro Marco Betta.

Discovering Young Composers of Europe: York Postgraduate Composer a finalist

Posted on Monday 4 March 2019

Andreas Tsiartas, a PhD student in his 2nd year, is a finalist of DYCE competition (Discovering Young Composers of Europe).

Thomas Simaku selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2019

Posted on Thursday 17 January 2019

Thomas Simaku's work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

PhD Composition student creates sound design for headlining band

Posted on Friday 14 December 2018

A York PhD student has created sound design and live sound production for headliner band Nihiloxica, at Trans Musicales festival.

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