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Department of Music enters top ten in the Guardian University league table 2018

Posted on Wednesday 17 May 2017

Rising eight places, the Department has been ranked 10th in the country for Music


Two special performances of'The Magic Paintbrush'

Posted on Monday 15 May 2017

Helen Madden leads a folk opera starring performers from all backgrounds, whilst Judith Weir writes a unique school anthem for Greenacre School


Portrait Concert of Ann Cleare announced

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Miller Theatre's new season, officially announced on The New York Times, includes an evening-long exploration of the composer's work.


Nicola LeFanu on the BBC

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu selected as Radio 3's Composer of the Week


'Monteverdi - The Other Vespers' tops specialist classical charts

Posted on Tuesday 9 May 2017

The CD, released by the ensemble I Fagiolini and featuring members of The 24, has reached no.1 in the Classical Artist Albums Chart


York Minster lunchtime concerts

Posted on Friday 5 May 2017

In association with York Minster, and by kind permission of the Chapter of York, the Department of Music are offering a series of lunchtime concerts held in the Chapter House in the upcoming weeks.


Robert Hollingworth and his ensemble I Fagiolini release major new CD

Posted on Thursday 4 May 2017

The CD, released on Decca Classics, aims to move attention away from Monteverdi's much-recorded Vespers of 1610 onto the later Venetian 1641 collection.


Dr Ann Cleare
Ann Cleare to feature at CultureSummit 2017, Abu Dhabi

Posted on Thursday 6 April 2017

The CultureSummit is a high-level international summit that will bring together leaders from the worlds of government, the arts, and the media.


Vox to compete in Voice Festival UK

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Vox, a cappella choir, founded by students in the Department of Music in 2012, are to compete in the semi-final of the Voice Festival UK inter-university a cappella choir competition


Young composers' workshop

Posted on Tuesday 14 March 2017

Music student Fizz Margereson recently took part in a young composers' workshop at Maida Vale Studios.


Spring postgraduate forum report

Posted on Monday 13 March 2017

2017's spring postgraduate forum, held on the 2nd March 2017 in the Music Research Centre, explored a wide range of topics and issues and touched upon diverse and fascinating areas of research.


Somewhere a field premiere

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

[rout], the the new music ensemble with whom Catherine Laws performs keyboards, is giving the first performance of Paul Whitty’s somewhere a field on Thursday 9th March at audiograft, Oxford’s annual festival of experimental music and sound.


Our Tales of York

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

A brand new song cycle entitled 'Our Tales of York' is to be performed in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Monday 13th March, 11.30am.


Gabriel Williams wins first prize at international composition competition

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

Undergraduate student Gabriel Williams has been awarded first prize in the 2017 International Composers' Competition 'Musica per Archi' held in Lviv, Ukraine, with his piece Hebridianus.


Ann Cleare - premiere of a new work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

eyam v (woven) premiere at RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin


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.


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