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Nicola LeFanu - BBC Symphony Orchestra world premiere

Posted on Wednesday 15 February 2017

The Crimson Bird premieres at the Barbican, London, 17 February.


Thomas Simaku Performance at Hull 2017 – City of Culture

Posted on Monday 6 February 2017

Thomas Simaku’s ‘Solar’ for Trumpet, Violin & Piano was performed at Middleton Hall of the University of Hull on 3rd February, in their opening concert of spring 2017 series , which included works by Arvo Pärt and Sibelius.


Autumn postgraduate forum report

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

2016’s autumn postgraduate forum – 28th September, in the Music Research Centre – showcased a typically diverse range of talents, tastes, specialisms and perspectives.


Piano Concerto shortlisted for SAfNM honour

Posted on Friday 27 January 2017

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.


An eventful year

Posted on Thursday 22 December 2016

A round up of our achievements in 2016.


York's electroacoustic composers go on tour

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Student and staff composers from the Department are presenting their work at concerts in Leeds and Sheffield this week.


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Thomas Simaku at Prague Academy

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Thomas Simaku's music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016


New research cluster announced

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

The department is happy to announce that it will launch its Music Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) on Friday, 25 November 2016.


Shortlist for 2016 British Composer Awards

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

The shortlist for the 2016 British Composer Awards (BASCA) includes nominations for two former York students of Music.


Alumna becomes first female principal at famous 'Royal' school

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

Gordonstoun in Moray has named Lisa Kerr as principal.


SSL mixing console arrives as part of major studio refurbishment

Posted on Monday 31 October 2016

One of the Department's recording studios has undergone a major upgrade over the Summer.


Jez Wells audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2016

The next Vespertine York event will feature an 18 speaker audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music.


Postgraduate composers and performers award winners announced

Posted on Wednesday 12 October 2016

The Department of Music has announced the winners of two prestigious annual awards for postgraduate composers and performers.


The Evolution of Madagascar wins first prize at this year's Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

The Nature documentary The Evolution of Madagascar, the soundtrack to which was composed by MA in Music Production student Peter Baumann, has been awarded first prize in the Student category at this year’s Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, in New York.


New Piano Concerto is top Guardian pick

Posted on Friday 7 October 2016

The premiere of a new piano concerto by Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling tops the Guardian's 'Five of the Best Classical Concerts'.


York alumni land five NYCGB Fellowships for 2016-17

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain has announced its eight new Fellows for 2016-17: five of the eight studied at the University of York Music Dept, an amazing proportion for this national scheme. Elspeth Piggott, Ana Beard-Fernandez, Helena Cooke, Ben Inman, Jamie Wright graduated from York in the last four years and now embark on a paid year of concerts and training to give them unparalleled experience into the professional choral/consort world.


World premiere of Simaku's Herkommann Aria

Posted on Monday 5 September 2016

Thomas Simaku’s new solo work, Herkommann Aria, received its world premiere at Kuks International Festival in Prague, on 23 July 2016, performed by the leading Czech clarinettist Ludmila Peterkova.


US Premiere for Martin Suckling's Visiones

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Locrian Chamber Players will give the first North American performance of Martin Suckling's Visiones (after Goya) alongside works by Elliott Carter, Derek Bermel and others on 26th August in the neo-Gothic splendour of Upper Manhattan's Riverside Church.


Ensemble-in-association I Fagiolini shortlisted for Gramophone Award

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016

Reader of Music at the University of York, Robert Hollingworth, and his ensemble I Fagiolini, with pianist Anna Markland, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Gramophone Award (Choral Music section) for their CD 'Amuse-Bouche' of 20th century French choral music.


Olivia Ter-Berg featured on BBC Introducing

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2016

Undergraduate harpist Olivia Ter-Berg has been featured on the BBC Introducing show.


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