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Martin Suckling shortlisted in Scottish Awards for New Music 2018

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

Senior lecturer Martin Suckling appears on the shortlist for the Scottish Awards for New Music for the second time. .


Patrick John Jones chosen for new PRS Accelerate scheme

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

The PhD student is among eight composers selected for the new scheme.


Alfred Brendel awarded Honorary Degree

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018

Pianist, poet and author Alfred Brendel is among eight leading figures from the world of performing arts, politics, business and journalism to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this weekend (19 and 20 January 2018).


University to award Vasily Petrenko Honorary Degree

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018

World-class conductor Vasily Petrenko is among eight leading figures from the world of performing arts, politics, business and journalism to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this weekend (19 and 20 January 2018).


Performances across continents for Martin Suckling

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018

Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling’s new string quintet receives its premiere in London, followed by the second US performance of his Clarinet trio Visiones (after Goya) in New York City.


York Music Psychology Group conduct music and emotion research for Bang and Olufsen

Posted on Monday 11 December 2017

Dr. Hauke Egermann and members of the YMPG ran two sessions in which participants’ responses to four musical excerpts were measured using the Music Department’s audience response system.


York students collaborate on Bollywood Jazz Project

Posted on Tuesday 28 November 2017

PhD students Beau Stocker, James Cave, Ben Eyes collaborate with professional singer Supriya Nagarajan and musician Matt Redman


Ann Cleare's new work receives UK premiere

Posted on Tuesday 21 November 2017

the square of yellow light that is your window will receive its UK premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


Department of Music welcomes Indonesian Ambassador

Posted on Monday 20 November 2017

Dr Rizal Sukma enjoys performance from the Gamelan Sekar Petak, led by Dr Neil Sorrell.


Thomas Simaku on BBC Radio 3

Posted on Monday 20 November 2017

Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, received its world premiere in King’s Chapel, Cambridge on 17 November 2017


Quatour Diotima in residence in the Department

Posted on Tuesday 14 November 2017

French musicians bring their professional experience to the Music Department


New work for Trombone and Piano by PhD Composer Oliver Pickup published by Forton Music

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

New work is a fusion of neo-classical style and nuances of Phrygian soundworld


York Composer Collective awards first ever paid commission

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Undergraduate student awarded commission by York Composer Collective


Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, received its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.


AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding applications now open

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Applications for PhD research in any area of Music welcome. A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.


Ann Cleare's new piece 'surface station #2: the relighting of the sun' receives Australian premiere

Posted on Friday 27 October 2017

The piece will be played in Perth's Totally Huge New Music Festival and will then tour to Sydney and Melbourne


Report: Autumn postgraduate forum

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Music Research Centre, 27 September


BBC Radio 3 / Wellcome Collection festival features Martin Suckling premiere

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

The world premiere of Martin Suckling’s String Quintet at 1pm on Sunday, 15 October at the Wellcome Collection will be broadcast live on Radio 3 as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory.


‘The Scream’ for String Orchestra World Premiere

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Thomas Simaku’s new work will receive its world premiere in Cambridge on 17 November 2017 as part of the Concerts at King’s series


Dr Tim Wright Joins the Department of Music

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017

The Department is pleased to welcome Tim Wright who will contribute to teaching on the MA Music Production and BA Music and Sound Recording programmes.


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