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2016

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.

York's electroacoustic composers go on tour

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Student and staff composers from the Department are presenting their work at concerts in Leeds and Sheffield this week.

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Thomas Simaku at Prague Academy

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Thomas Simaku's music was featured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

New research cluster announced

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

The department is happy to announce that it will launch its Music Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) on Friday, 25 November 2016.

Shortlist for 2016 British Composer Awards

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

The shortlist for the 2016 British Composer Awards (BASCA) includes nominations for two former York students of Music.

Alumna becomes first female principal at famous 'Royal' school

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2016

Gordonstoun in Moray has named Lisa Kerr as principal.

SSL mixing console arrives as part of major studio refurbishment

Posted on Monday 31 October 2016

One of the Department's recording studios has undergone a major upgrade over the Summer.

Jez Wells audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2016

The next Vespertine York event will feature an 18 speaker audio installation at the National Centre for Early Music.

Postgraduate composers and performers award winners announced

Posted on Wednesday 12 October 2016

The Department of Music has announced the winners of two prestigious annual awards for postgraduate composers and performers.

The Evolution of Madagascar wins first prize at this year's Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

The Nature documentary The Evolution of Madagascar, the soundtrack to which was composed by MA in Music Production student Peter Baumann, has been awarded first prize in the Student category at this year’s Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, in New York.

New Piano Concerto is top Guardian pick

Posted on Friday 7 October 2016

The premiere of a new piano concerto by Music Department Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling tops the Guardian's 'Five of the Best Classical Concerts'.

York alumni land five NYCGB Fellowships for 2016-17

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain has announced its eight new Fellows for 2016-17: five of the eight studied at the University of York Music Dept, an amazing proportion for this national scheme. Elspeth Piggott, Ana Beard-Fernandez, Helena Cooke, Ben Inman, Jamie Wright graduated from York in the last four years and now embark on a paid year of concerts and training to give them unparalleled experience into the professional choral/consort world.

World premiere of Simaku's Herkommann Aria

Posted on Monday 5 September 2016

Thomas Simaku’s new solo work, Herkommann Aria, received its world premiere at Kuks International Festival in Prague, on 23 July 2016, performed by the leading Czech clarinettist Ludmila Peterkova.

US Premiere for Martin Suckling's Visiones

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Locrian Chamber Players will give the first North American performance of Martin Suckling's Visiones (after Goya) alongside works by Elliott Carter, Derek Bermel and others on 26th August in the neo-Gothic splendour of Upper Manhattan's Riverside Church.

Ensemble-in-association I Fagiolini shortlisted for Gramophone Award

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016

Reader of Music at the University of York, Robert Hollingworth, and his ensemble I Fagiolini, with pianist Anna Markland, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Gramophone Award (Choral Music section) for their CD 'Amuse-Bouche' of 20th century French choral music.

Olivia Ter-Berg featured on BBC Introducing

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2016

Undergraduate harpist Olivia Ter-Berg has been featured on the BBC Introducing show.

Thomas Simaku's recent lectures and masterclasses

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Thomas Simaku visited the Centre for Advanced Studies in Music at Istanbul Technical University on 30th May 2016 and gave a lecture on his Soliloquy Cycle. This is a series of highly virtuosic works for various solo instruments that Dr Simaku has been focusing on for a number of years now. He also chaired a workshop for postgraduate composition students.

I Fagiolini collaboration with Dr Jez Wells

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Department of Music Associate Ensemble I Fagiolini, fresh from their release of 'Amuse-Bouche' on Decca Classics, visited York last week to work with Dr Jez Wells and Dutch director Henk Schut.

St Helen-with St Martin announce new organ scholarship

Posted on Friday 3 June 2016

The Parish Church Council of St Helen-with St Martin is seeking to appoint an Organ Scholar from 1 October 2016. The post will initially be for one year with the possibility of a further year’s extension and availability during the University of York term is essential.

Robert Hollingworth presents a special edition of BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

On Sunday 5 June 2016 at 1pm, Robert Hollingworth (Reader in Music in the Department) presents the BBC Radio 3 Early Music Show.

Ollie Pickup's Miniature for Solo Timpani selected for performance at TIMP.20

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Undergraduate Ollie Pickup's Miniature for Solo Timpani has been selected to be performed at the 2016 Australian Percussion Gathering as part of the TIMP.20 event.

Thomas Simaku lecture in Dublin

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Thomas Simaku gave a lecture at the Conservatory of Music & Drama – Dublin Institute of Technology, on 13 May 2016.

World Voice Day 2016

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016

The Department of Music and Dr Helena Daffern of York Audio Lab last week hosted a unique event for World Voice Day, showcasing ongoing collaborative research between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Over 150 people turned out for 'Mastering Ensemble Singing – the Science and the Art' in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall' on 16 April 2016.

I Fagiolini premiere new work by William Brooks on Radio 3

Posted on Thursday 14 April 2016

Robert Hollingworth and Department associate ensemble I Fagiolini gave the first performance of a new Shakespeare setting by Professor William Brooks on Monday 11 April 2016

I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth release new Decca project, Amuse-Bouche

Posted on Thursday 7 April 2016

Department ensemble-in-association, I Fagiolini, directed by Robert Hollingworth, have released a new recording on the Decca label.

Department alumnus Christian Mason shortlisted for RPS Music Award

Posted on Friday 1 April 2016

Christian has been shortlisted in the Large-Scale Composition category for his work 'Open to Infinity: A Grain of Sand'

Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile perform work by PhD candidate Carlos Zamora Pérez

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

The Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile will perform a work by Carlos in their 2016 Concert Season.

World premiere for alumnus Kristofer To at ISCM World Music Days 2016 in South Korea

Posted on Tuesday 29 March 2016

Kristofer To's 'In the Distance' will be premiered at the ISCM World Music Days concert on 30 March 2016 at the Black Box, Tongyeong Concert Hall.

Joel Jarventausta wins second prize at the 2016 London Ear Festival

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2016

Congratulations to undergraduate Joel Jarventausta who has won 2nd prize in the London Ear Festival Composer's Competition 2016. Joel's solo cello piece racing thoughts was performed by Rohan de Saram on 11 March 2016.

Department hosts AES-UK Up North conference

Posted on Friday 11 March 2016

Once again, ‘Up Your Output!’ invites audio students and recent graduates from all around the world to learn and network while making friends and having a good time.

Music Education and Music Psychology Student Conference Call for Papers

Posted on Sunday 6 March 2016

The Department encourage is seeking submissions from students studying Music Education and Music Psychology for a one-day conference on 23 June 2016. We welcome papers and posters on any aspect of these subjects particularly relating to instrumental and vocal teaching, class music teaching, music psychology and approaches to studying these subjects. The conference will feature a keynote presentation given by Professor Graham Welch, internationally renowned expert in the field of Music Education.

Ensemble-in-association Quatuor Diotima in residence in the Department

Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2016

Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Department.

Competition successes for undergraduate composer Joel Järventausta

Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2016

Third year undergraduate Joel Järventausta has enjoyed several recent successes in high-profile composition festivals.

The 24 prepare for eclectic concert of vocal works

Posted on Friday 19 February 2016

The 24 (University of York, conductor, Robert Hollingworth) rehearse Eric Whitacre's 'When David Heard' and Krzysztof Penderecki's 'Veni sancte spiritus' for their concert on 24 February 2016.

Third year undergraduate Frederick Viner wins Mozarts of Tomorrow competition

Posted on Wednesday 27 January 2016

Frederick Viner was awarded first prize in the final at the Sage Gateshead on 22 January 2016.

Robert Hollingworth in new film for world premiere CD of Jean Francaix's 'Ode à la gastronomie'

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2016

In April, Reader in Music Robert Hollingworth and his top British vocal ensemble I Fagiolini make a major new release on Decca Classics of 20th century French music: Amuse-Bouche.

Department alumnus Tom Service presents new documentaries for the BBC

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2016

Department alumnus Tom Service presents two new documentaries for the BBC.

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