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2018

'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.

Thomas Simaku's Klangforum Wien world premiere

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

York composer’s new work receives its world premiere by one of Europe’s finest contemporary music ensembles

BBC Radio 3 commission

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018

Composition PhD student Neil Luck one-hour radiophonic work broadcast on national radio.

Thomas Simaku receives PRS Foundation Award

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

York composer receives grant for a new CD with the department's Artist-in-Association and York alumnus, to be released by the Swedish label BIS Records.

Thomas Simaku featured in Debussy centenary celebrations

Posted on Tuesday 28 August 2018

Thomas Simaku celebrates Debussy with his new piece, written to mark the centenary of the composer's death.

Third-year PhD music student wins TaPRA Essay Prize

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018

York PhD music student has won a prize for her essay about a Franz Schreker opera.

Mercury nominees Roller Trio release new music

Posted on Monday 2 July 2018

PhD composition students James Mainwaring and Ben Eyes have collaborated on the band’s third studio album 'New Devices', released on Edition Records on 22 June 2018.

Neil Sorrell’s setting of the Gayatri Mantra

Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2018

Music Honorary Fellow at York has composed a piece of music for concert in London.

Music professor identifies piece of music in 17th-century painting

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

York's Jonathan Wainwright has identified a piece of rare music by composer Robert Ramsey.

Measuring the concert experience

Posted on Thursday 21 June 2018

Dr Hauke Egermann and collaborators secure 1,300,000 EUR grant as part of an international research project "Experimental Concert Research" examining what constitutes a classical concert.

Ann Cleare premieres on magnetic fields

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

New version of York academic’s work will receive a world premiere in London on Thursday 14 June at Goldsmith University’s Great Hall.

Tim Wright joins forces with Can frontman

Posted on Friday 11 May 2018

Associate lecturer will join 1970s krautrock legend on stage.

Thomas Simaku lectures across Europe

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Department Reader gives lectures and masterclasses in Vienna and Prague.

Ann Cleare's Israeli premiere

Posted on Tuesday 8 May 2018

Associate Lecturer's music performed in Tel Aviv.

iKhambi album nominated for two SAMA awards

Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nduduzo Makhathini’s successful album was partly recorded in York.

Viol Consort open exhibition at Fairfax House

Posted on Thursday 19 April 2018

On 14 April, the Viol Consort played at the opening of the exhibition, The Genius of Grinding Gibbons.

Alumni wins Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award 2018

Posted on Wednesday 11 April 2018

York Music Alumni is awarded second place in the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award 2018

Radio 3 in Concert features Martin Suckling's Candlebird

Posted on Tuesday 10 April 2018

Suckling performed alongside Mozart and Beethoven

Department of Music to host Music Education Conference in June

Posted on Thursday 29 March 2018

The University of York's Music Department will host their second Music Education Conference and submissions are now open.

Spring Postgraduate Forum Report

Posted on Tuesday 20 March 2018

2018’s Spring forum was held on 14th March in the “Treehouse”, Humanities Research Centre. The range of topics demonstrated the impact and significance of music beyond the department walls.

York music alumni direct portrait concert for Nicola LeFanu

Posted on Monday 19 March 2018

Nicola's music was performed as part of Octandre's 'Way Out East' series

Portrait Concert of Ann Cleare's Music at Miller Theatre, New York

Posted on Friday 2 March 2018

Associate Lecturer making noise across the pond

A week of success for James Cave

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2018

PhD student James Cave enjoys multiple successes with his compositions

Martin Suckling shortlisted in Scottish Awards for New Music 2018

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

Senior lecturer Martin Suckling appears on the shortlist for the Scottish Awards for New Music for the second time. .

Patrick John Jones chosen for new PRS Accelerate scheme

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2018

The PhD student is among eight composers selected for the new scheme.

Alfred Brendel awarded Honorary Degree

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018

Pianist, poet and author Alfred Brendel is among eight leading figures from the world of performing arts, politics, business and journalism to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this weekend (19 and 20 January 2018).

University to award Vasily Petrenko Honorary Degree

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018

World-class conductor Vasily Petrenko is among eight leading figures from the world of performing arts, politics, business and journalism to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this weekend (19 and 20 January 2018).

Performances across continents for Martin Suckling

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018

Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling’s new string quintet receives its premiere in London, followed by the second US performance of his Clarinet trio Visiones (after Goya) in New York City.

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