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Former York student wins at the 2010 British Composer Awards

Friday 3 December 2010

Kerry Andrew (BA, MA, PhD York) has won the Making Music Award at the 2010 British Composer Awards.

Thomas Simaku - Italian Premiere

Thursday 11 November 2010

Thomas Simaku’s work des pas chromatiques – hommage à Debussy will receive its Italian premiere at the ‘Rebus’ Festival, Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, on 21 November 2010. It will be performed by Anna D’Errico as part of a programme by the ‘FramEnsemble’.

Department ensembles perform at Scarborough Coastival

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Seven department ensembles will be performing at the Scarborough Coastival over the weekend of 18/19 February.

Black Hair perform Roger Marsh's 'Rising'

Monday 4 October 2010

Black Hair - York's resident ensemble - perform Roger Marsh's 'Rising' at the Axis Arts Centre in Crewe on Tuesday October 5th.

Peter Seymour directs concerts at German festivals

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Peter Seymour directed concerts at Knechtsteden and Düsseldorf altstadtherbst Festivals in Germany. One concert included four Handel Italian cantatas and string music by Handel, Corelli and Vivaldi with Emma Kirkby and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.

PhD candidate Matthew Postle hosts an evening of music

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Seattle-born trumpeter and PhD candidate, Matthew Postle, hosts an evening of music with two of his ensembles, the Sad Sad Sextet and the Good Dogs on Friday 1st October at 7.30pm.

Marsh's Il Cor Tristo performance at the Grimsby St Hughes Festival

Thursday 23 September 2010

The Hilliard Ensemble perform Roger Marsh’s 2008 work ‘Il Cor Tristo’ at the Grimsby St Hughes Festival on Sunday Sept 26.

Stringer performance at Buffalo University

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Dr John Stringer’s Nocturnal will receive its premiere at the Slee Hall, Buffalo University (NY) on September 23. Written for Rohan de Saram, Magnus Andersson and Pascal Gallois, this performance will be given as part of the Center for 21st Century Music’s concert series.

Professor John Paynter

Friday 10 September 2010

The Department is saddened to report the death, on 1 July, of Emeritus Professor John Paynter. John, a music-educationalist of world renown, joined the Department in 1969 as a lecturer and in 1982 became head of department and later professor of music.

Music for Faust

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Professor Roger Marsh has composed new music for a 4 hour production of Goethe's Faust, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, September 19th at 6.45pm.

Bach St John Passion recording released

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists' recording of Bach's St John Passion, conducted by Peter Seymour, has just been released by Signum Records (SIGCD209).

SENSORIUM goes to Dublin

Tuesday 27 July 2010

The Link Project, an organization created by York University Music students Angie Atmadjaja (PhD candidate MRC), Judith Ring (PhD, 2010) and Emily Kalies (PhD candidate) have received €16,000 from Arts Council Ireland to present their event SENSORIUM in Dublin this coming year.

Postgraduates form new music group

Wednesday 14 July 2010

PhD candidates Edward Caine, Christopher Leedham and Enrico Bertelli have got together to form cat•er•waul - a research-based performance group (piano/clarinet/percussion) dedicated to collaboration, research and the performance of new works.

Falco Subbuteo album released

Monday 12 July 2010

Falco Subbuteo, a free-improvisation duo involving PhD composition student Valerie Pearson, has released two 'albums' on the Moscow label Clinical Archives.

Peter Seymour directs a liturgical reconstruction of Monteverdi's Vespers

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Peter Seymour directs a liturgical reconstruction of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in the opening concert of York Early Music Festival in York Minster on 9 July at 7.30pm.

Chamber Choir appears in two concerts in York Early Music Festival in July 2010

Tuesday 6 July 2010

On Monday 12 July (10pm in St George's Church) the ensemble performs Monteverdi Missa in illo tempore from the 1610 Vespers publication.

Chimera Ensemble to tour Germany

Friday 2 July 2010

The Chimera Ensemble will be touring Heidelberg, Germany, from 3-9 July 2010 to perform two concerts featuring new music by York staff and students.

Department gains top five place in Guardian University Guide

Sunday 27 June 2010

In a significant move up the table the Department gains a top five place in the Guardian University Guide

New theatrical collaboration with English Department

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Women of Trachis is based on a new translation of the Sophocles written by Richard Rowland, with a new music score for Javanese gamelan and electronics by postgraduate composers Jon Hughes and John Jacobs.

Postgraduate student to give paper at upcoming CHOMBEC conference

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Muriel Smith will be presenting the paper ‘The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg: Impresario as Imperial Gauge’

York rated in the top ten departments for Music

Tuesday 8 June 2010

York is ranked in the top ten by The Times Good University Guide

Department maintains top ten position in the Complete University Guide

Tuesday 8 June 2010

York has once again been ranked in the top ten Music Departments in the 2011 subject league tables

Three premieres for York composer

Monday 10 May 2010

Thomas Simaku’s work Ed e’ subito sera, based on the poem by the Nobel Prize-winning Sicilian poet Salvatore Quasimodo, was given its American premiere on 2 May 2010 at the University of Minnesota by Nickolai Kolarov (cello) and Jill Dawe (piano). Whereas his other work Soliloquy IV was given its first performance at Cervantes Institute in Vienna on 3rd May 2010 by the bass clarinet player Carlos Galvez.

PhD student organises Late Music Electronic Weekend

Thursday 6 May 2010

The weekend of the 8th-9th May 2010 will be the Late Music Electronic weekend as part of the Late Music Cutting Edge Mini Festival of New Music.

Elysium musical

Wednesday 5 May 2010

An exciting, modern, musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is being premièred at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of May, at The University of York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

Postgraduate collaboration with TFTV Department

Wednesday 5 May 2010

PhD composer Edward Caine has been commissioned by Postgraduate Theatre, Film and Television PhD student Nik Morris to provide a score for his departmental promotional film.

Peter Hill to give piano recital and masterclass

Saturday 1 May 2010

Peter Hill, expert on Bach and Messian, will be visiting on Monday 10th May 2010 to perform and work with students prior to recording Bach's '48' later this summer.

Student composition premiered in Late Music Concert Series

Tuesday 27 April 2010

On the 1 May, Trio Atem will be performing a new work "Sop. Fl. Vcl. Atem" by postgraduate composer Edward Caine.

Postgraduate wins Sound And Music Cheltenham Festival commission

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Edward Caine (University of York PhD student) has been awarded a commission to write for acclaimed accordion duo TOEAC.

Postgraduates commissioned by Late Music Concert Series

Tuesday 27 April 2010

PhD composers Benjamin Gait and Christopher Leedham have been commissioned to write pieces specially for the Vertigo Trio as part of the Late Music Concert Series.

PhD student creates new performance installation

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Paul J. Abbot's 'for Voice and Art Gallery' was premiered on 27 February 2010 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Bill Bruford visits the Department

Thursday 11 March 2010

The legendry drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis among others) will be visiting York.

Postgraduate students wins dance commission

Thursday 11 March 2010

MRes composition student Jon Hughes has been commissioned by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds to work alongside professional choreographer and visual artist Simon Birch to devise a new dance work.

PhD student to attend Composing for Percussion and Live Electronics workshops

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Cheong Li has been accepted to attend the workshops at the University of Birmingham in April/May this year.

The Department celebrates the National Day of Estonia

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Veljo Tormis, Estonia’s foremost living composer, will be visiting the Department from February 22nd until the 24th.

York postgraduates win HCMF commissions

Tuesday 23 February 2010

PhD students Stephanie Conner and Edd Caine have been selected for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Nieuw Ensemble Professional Development Program initiative.

York alumnus heard on award-winning sountrack

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Yorgos Adamis (York Music alumnus 1996) performed on the soundtrack to The Hurt Locker which just picked up six BAFTA awards.

Department students present The Erasmus Project

Tuesday 16 February 2010

8pm on Monday 22nd February 2010 at the National Centre for Early Music

Postgraduate student ensemble selected for the Late Music Concert Series

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Bright Cecilia, will be performing in the Late Music Concert Series on Saturday, March 6th at 1pm.

PhD student Zezo Olimpio selected for Leeds Jazz Conference

Thursday 11 February 2010

Zezo Olimpio has been selected to lead a workshop in the 2010 conference

University Jazz Ensemble perform at the Sunflower Ball, in aid of St Leonard's Hospice

Friday 5 February 2010

The sextet, lead by postgraduate composer Zezo Olimpio, is going to be performing original arrangements of jazz standards "with a twist"!

Christopher Leedham wins 2010 Lyons Celebration Award

Thursday 21 January 2010

Second year PhD student Christopher Leedham has been awarded the annual Lyons Celebration Award.

PhD student Maria Andreou wins first prize in composition competition

Wednesday 6 January 2010

Aερικό - Aeriko, for alto flute, has won First Prize in the Yiannis A. Papaioannou competition

Thomas Simaku featured on BBC Radio 3

Monday 4 January 2010

String Quartet No 2 - Radius was featured on BBC Radio 3's flagship contemporary music programme