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Catherine Laws performance of Feldman broadcast on Radio 3's Hear and Now

Friday 19 December 2014

Catherine Law's performance of Morton Feldman's Piece for 4 Pianos – with Mark Knoop, John Tilbury, and Philip Thomas – is broadcast on Radio 3's Hear and Now on 20 December at 10pm

New Naxos CD release features PhD candidate Jin Hyung Lim

Wednesday 17 December 2014

PhD candidate Jin Hyung Lim plays on a new Naxos Records CD release of Chris Paul Harman's After JSB-RS

Kerry Andrew wins two BASCA Composers Awards in 2014

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Kerry Andrew has won two gongs at the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers Awards 2014 for in the Community or Educational Project, and Stage Works categories.

Robert Hollingworth features in comic music for Radio 3 'Decameron Nights' series

Friday 5 December 2014

Anniversary Reader in Music and director of I Fagiolini Robert Hollingworth can be heard every night this week and next on Radio 3 at 10.45pm; Robert is the singing voice (and also whistler and lecher) in the new BBC's series of ten stories from the fourteenth century classic 'The Decameron' by Giovanni Boccaccio.

Chang Seok Choi wins second prize in Chengdu-China 10th Sun River Students' New Music Competition

Friday 5 December 2014

Chang Seok Choi (PhD candidate) has won second prize in the Chengdu-China 10th Sun River Students' New Music Competition for his ensemble piece Spacetime.

Alumnus Jonathan Brigg selected for de ereprijs International Young Composers Meeting

Thursday 4 December 2014

Jonathan Brigg (PhD 2013) has won a place at the de ereprijs International Young Composers Meeting in Holland February 2015.

Simultaneous premieres across the globe for Thomas Simaku

Thursday 27 November 2014

Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano The Flight of the Eagle received its Chinese premiere in Beijing, performed by York alumnus Joseph Houston as part of the ‘International Music Week’ at Beijing Normal University on 26 November 2014. On the same day, his new work for solo violin, Capriccioso, written for and dedicated to Peter Sheppard-Skærved, received its world premiere at King’s Place in London, as part of a concert organised by the Albanian Embassy in London.

Dr Jonathan Eato appears at 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Jonathan Eato was joined by master drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and Hazel Miller (Ogun Records) for a panel discussion entitled ‘South Africa 20 years on and the legacy of the Blue Notes’; the event was chaired by Jane Cornwell of the London Evening Standard and held at the Southbank Centre on Saturday 15 November 2014.

2011 graduate Richard Blake lands top orchestral job

Friday 21 November 2014

Richard Blake, who graduated with a BA in Music from York in 2011, has just been appointed Principal Second Trumpet at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Catherine Laws records Morton Feldman on new CD project

Friday 14 November 2014

Dr Catherine Laws appears on a new CD of Morton Feldman's music for multiple pianos. Along with project leads John Tilbury and Philip Thomas, Catherine recorded Two Pieces for Three Pianos, False Relationships and the Extended Ending, Four Pianos (the latter with Mark Knoop).

PhD student Ji Sun Yang featured on NMC Next Wave CD release

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Ji Sun was nominated to work with the London Sinfonietta on a new work as part of Sound and Music's Higher Education scheme. Her piece, along with 11 others, was recorded in August at Surrey University, and workshops and mentoring sessions took place across the summer.

Peter Seymour plays live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Peter Seymour (harpsichord) performs live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ (16.30-18.30) on Monday 10 November with Lucy Russell (violin). They will be performing two of Vivaldi’s ‘Manchester’ sonatas; the manuscripts of these are part of the Henry Watson Music collection at Manchester Central Library. The Library has recently been refurbished and the BBC programme marks the re-opening.

York's Music Education Group work with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on 'Watercycle' project.

Friday 24 October 2014

The Music Education Group committee were recently invited to attend a training day led by members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cherry Forbes and Cecelia Bruggemeyer, and composer James Redwood.

Julian Arguelles shortlisted for 2014 BASCA award

Thursday 23 October 2014

The composer and saxophonist, whose octet is ensemble-in-association at the department, has been nominated in the Contemporary Jazz Composition category.

I Fagiolini take unique circus collaboration 'How Like an Angel' to New York

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini are in New York on 20-25 October 2014 performing 'How Like An Angel' with Australian circus company Circa at the highly prestigious White Light Festival

Lyons and Holmes Awards announced

Wednesday 24 September 2014

The Department is delighted to announce the recipients of the Lyons Celebration and Terry Holmes Performer-Composer Awards for 2014/15.

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini (a Department Associate Ensemble) in new film

Wednesday 3 September 2014

In the last week of August, vocal ensemble I Fagiolini (directed by Robert Hollingworth, Reader in Music) was in a London studio to record madrigals by John Wilbye and some original music for a film about him to be made in 2015 by Capriol Films, directed by Tony Britten.

Nicola LeFanu awarded the RPS Elgar Bursary 2014

Friday 22 August 2014

Professor Emeritus Nicola LeFanu has been award the RPS Elgar Bursary, created to support the work of mature composers. She will write a new work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra to be premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows in Music Available: Deadline 12 September 2014

Wednesday 6 August 2014

The Department is pleased to accept applications from candidates wishing to apply for postdoctoral projects under the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows scheme.

Department wins YUSU Award for Outstanding Supervision

Friday 18 July 2014

The Department is delighted to have won the York University Student Union Award for Outstanding Supervision.

Peter Seymour features on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and Early Music Show

Friday 18 July 2014

Peter Seymour appeared live twice on BBC Radio 3 in the last week. He was interviewed on ‘In Tune’ introducing some of the themes and music in this year’s York Early Music Festival and he performed on the National Centre for Early Music's 1820 fortepiano with baritone Matthew Brook on 'Early Music Show’. Matthew and Peter performed Lieder by Zelter and Loewe.

Baroque Ensemble perform at York Early Music Festival 2014

Friday 18 July 2014

The University Baroque Ensemble performed to a capacity audience at the National Centre for Early Music as part of the York Early Music Festival.

Hugh Masekela receives honorary doctorate

Thursday 17 July 2014

The department is honoured to have presented Hugh Masekela for the degree of Doctor of the University, honoris cause.

PhD candidate Martin Scheuregger wins HRC Doctoral Fellowship

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Department of Music PhD candidate Martin Scheuregger has won the HRC Doctoral Fellowship. Martin's is the second music student in a row to win the competition, held at the Humanities Research Centre.

York alumni feature on BBC Radio 3's In Tune

Friday 11 July 2014

BBC Radio 3's daily 'In Tune' programme features York alumni 'juice' and Joshua Ellicott

Piano Performance Group wins Centre for Lifelong Learning award

Friday 20 June 2014

The Piano Performance group, led by Dr Liz Haddon, which has been running this year through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, won the 'Informal Learning Group' category award at the York Adult Learners Week Awards at King's Manor on Thursday 19 June.

The 24 presents 'Apocalypse & Ruin', featuring new works by York composers

Thursday 12 June 2014

The 24 present a concert at York St John Chapel on Saturday 14 June at 7.30pm, featuring two new works by York composers.

Department vocal ensemble, The 24, feature on Radio 3's 'The Choir'

Friday 30 May 2014

The 24 will feature on BBC Radio 3's 'The Choir' on Sunday 1 June 2014 at 4pm.

Roger Marsh and Catherine Laws present Words and Music workshop

Friday 30 May 2014

Department staff members Roger Marsh and Catherine Laws present a workshop on Beckett and Joyce at the National Centre for Early Music.

'Hinterland' by John Stringer features on new CD release

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Senior Lecturer John Stringer's 1999 work, 'Hinterland', features as the title track on a new CD release by chamber ensemble Dark Inventions.

PhD candidate Jon Hughes explores link between sound and archaeology

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Jon Hughes's paper on his project Sonic Horizons of the Mesolithic, in collaboration with archaeologist Ben Elliot, has been published in the World Archaeology journal

The 24 perform UK premiere of Jean Francaix's 'Ode a la gastronomie'

Saturday 10 May 2014

61 years after it was written, The 24 is to be the first UK choir to sing Jean Francaix's rarely heard-masterpiece, Ode a la gastronomie. The 15-minute work is for an adventurous 12-voices and will feature in their 'Fete Francaise' programme on May 21.

Dark Inventions on BBC Radio 3, Friday 9th of May

Thursday 8 May 2014

Department-based ensemble Dark Inventions is to be featured on BBC Radio 3’s magazine programme In Tune on Friday 9 May in the run up to a concert in the Spring Festival of New Music on Saturday 10 May.

Performance of Roger Marsh's 'Poor Yorick' at Early Voices Festival

Friday 2 May 2014

Roger Marsh's 'Poor Yorick', on texts from Tristram Shandy, receives a performance by The Hilliard Ensemble in the Early Voices Festival in Cambridge on Saturday 3 May.

Department singers achieve major Genesis Sixteen success

Monday 28 April 2014

Department of Music students, ensemble members and alumni have won an amazing 6 out of the 22 places available in The Sixteen's 'Genesis Sixteen' choir for 2014-15. This highly prestigious national scheme looks to develop the next generation of professional choral singers.

Ambrose Field's Transmission Cycle premiered in Bucharest

Saturday 26 April 2014

Ambrose Field’s Transmission cycle - a large-scale followup project to Being Dufay, for strings and tenor voice - received its first performance this Easter at the ECM artist oriented festival “Jazz in Church”, Bucharest.

Thomas Simaku's prize-winning Concerto for Orchestra broadcast on Portuguese National Radio

Friday 25 April 2014

Thomas Simaku's Concerto for Orchestra, the winning work of the International Competition for Lutoslawski 100th birthday, was broadcast 7 April 2014 on Portuguese National Radio.

Robert Hollingworth conducting Netherlands Chamber Choir: 'Far from home'

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Reader in Music Robert Hollingworth conducts the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Calefax Wind Ensemble in a semi-staged programme, 'Far from home', at six venues in The Netherlands, and for broadcast on 3 April 2014.

Peter Seymour and postgraduates contribute to European Day of Early Music

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Professor Peter Seymour and two of postgraduates - Jennifer Cohen and Ian Hoggart - appeared (also with Bethany Seymour) in a programme of Handel, Purcell, Uccellini, Blavet and Bach at the National Centre for Early Music. The concert was NCEM's contribution to the European Day of Early Music celebrating JS Bach's birthday.

Recent PhD graduate nominated for Prêmio Açorianos de Música

Friday 7 March 2014

Lourdes Saraiva, who recently completed a PhD under the supervision of Thomas Simaku, has been nominated for best composer at Prêmio Açorianos de Música for her composition 'Retrato Metafísico de Porto Alegre' (Metaphysical Portrait of Porto Alegre) for guitar.

Premiere of Garrett Sholdice's new Piano Concerto

Thursday 27 February 2014

Pianist Michael McHale and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, will premiere a new Piano Concerto by recent PhD graduate Garrett Sholdice on 6 March 2014.

New CD features Catherine Laws

Thursday 27 February 2014

Catherine Laws's recording of Martin Iddon's head down among the stems and bells, for amplified, prepared piano, has been issued by the label another timbre, as part of a CD of Iddon's music.

Catherine Laws's new Beckett book published

Thursday 27 February 2014

Catherine Laws's book, 'Headaches Among the Overtones': Music in Beckett/Beckett in Music, has been published by Rodopi Press. This is the first substantial monograph on this subject.

Department hosts three Renaissance projects

Wednesday 12 February 2014

In November 2013, the department hosted a conference to mark the anniversary of the death of Carlo Gesualdo, featuring academic papers, concerts by I Fagiolini and The 24, and workshops.

Patrick John Jones wins Britten Sinfonia OPUS 2014 commission

Wednesday 5 February 2014

PhD candidate Patrick John Jones has won the Britten Sinfonia OPUS 2014 competition for unpublished composers.

York graduates feature on new NMC releases

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Two department alumni, Anna Meredith and Richard Causton, feature on recent NMC releases.

Jonathan Eato's essay published in new limited-edition photo book

Thursday 9 January 2014

Keeping Time is new limited-edition photo book which opens a window on the Cape Town jazz scene of 1964-1974.