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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.

York composition students work with internationally acclaimed musicians

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2018

Eight new pieces by Music students have been performed by Quatuor Diotima

'Armistice Bells' project featured in national and local media

Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

A York music lecturer has been recognised across media platforms for his "thoroughly captivating" project which commemorated Armistice Day.

Postgraduate Forum Autumn 2018

Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

The Autumn forum was held on 26 September in the Rymer Auditorium and Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Department of Music.

Armistice Centenary composition premieres across Scotland

Posted on Wednesday 7 November 2018

Martin Suckling’s Meditation (after Donne), for chamber orchestra and live electronics receives its premiere performances from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) in St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow on 7, 8, 9 November.

Three WRoCAH-funded doctoral research studentships

Posted on Monday 5 November 2018

Music making a difference: exploring inclusion and impact in community music networks.

AHRC White Rose (WRoCAH) funding for Doctoral Research in Music at the University of York

Posted on Friday 2 November 2018

Looking for PhD funding? WRoCAH competition for PhD studentships starting in October 2019, is now open.

York Music Students take spots in NYCGB Fellowship scheme

Posted on Wednesday 31 October 2018

Five out of eight places in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship scheme have been filled by students from York's Department of Music.

York piano recording tops Spotify new classical release chart

Posted on Wednesday 17 October 2018

Jez Wells and David Power have recorded and produced a chart-topping album.

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