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York Professor contributes to BBC1 Christmas special

Monday 23 December 2019

Professor Rachel Cowgill of the University of York's Department of Music featured in the programme on Sunday.

Sir Stephen Cleobury passes away aged 70

Thursday 12 December 2019

The former Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of York last year. He sadly lost his battle with cancer in November.

BBC Radio 3 broadcast for award-winning York composition student

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Robin Haigh’s composition will be broadcast on Thursday 5 December.

York student shortlisted for the Ivors Composer Award

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Neil Luck has received a coveted Ivors Composer Award nomination for his sound art piece 'Regretfully Yours, Ongoing'.

Standing ovation for Thomas Simaku in the Netherlands

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Two new works by Professor of Composition Thomas Simaku received their world premieres at the 40th edition of the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival.

Thomas Simaku’s CD on Portuguese National Radio

Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Portuguese National Radio has dedicated an hour programme to the latest CD by Thomas Simaku - Professor of Composition.

Shed Seven guitarist visits Department

Monday 4 November 2019

Joe Johnson, guitarist and keyboardist of the York-formed Britpop band Shed Seven, visited the Department of Music on Thursday 31 October.

Internationally Renowned Soloist at University of York

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, one of the world’s top ensembles of contemporary music, visited the Department of Music on Tuesday 29 October.

Recent alum wins international sound design competition

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Peter Baumann (BA Music, 2016; MA Music Production, 2017) has won the prestigious Berlin International Sound Design Competition for 2019.

Martin Suckling's flute concerto shortlisted for major international award

Monday 7 October 2019

Music Department Senior Lecturer, Martin Suckling, has been nominated for the highly prestigious Prince Pierre de Monaco Musical Composition Prize.

York Composer Wins Coveted American Fellowship

Thursday 3 October 2019

Professor of Composition, Thomas Simaku was awarded a coveted fellowship from The Brown Foundation in Houston, USA, for a residency at the Dora Maar House in France.

Tempo: The Music of Thomas Simaku

Thursday 26 September 2019

Cambridge University Press has published a comprehensive article on Thomas Simaku’s music, written by Dr Martin Scheuregger in their quarterly review of new music, Tempo.

Thomas Simaku Broadcast on National Radio in Finland

Thursday 5 September 2019

The broadcast follows the success at the 2019 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM)'s World Music Days.

York PhD student to work on Red Bull Music Festival

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Ben Eyes is designing the live sound for a set as the Red Bull Music Festival comes to London for the first time.

Thomas Simaku CD Release

Monday 19 August 2019

Simaku's new CD has been released worldwide on Naxos 21st Century Classics Series.

Current and former students selected as 2019/20 RPS Composers

Tuesday 13 August 2019

The Royal Philharmonic Society have announced the latest members of their prestigious Emerging Composers scheme.

MA students praised by 'The Times' for performances in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

Tuesday 30 July 2019

The London and York productions gained many positive reviews

Praise for students featured in BBC Proms

Monday 29 July 2019

Students from the department have been praised for their contributions to a live set during the first 'Proms at...' event of 2019.

Alumna awarded an MBE as part of the Queens's Birthday Honours

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Composer Anna Meredith has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

The Harmony Chorus performance

Friday 24 May 2019

The Harmony Chorus will perform Bollywood and Indian folk tunes in the Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Tuesday 28 May

York PhD student is a winner of Discovering Young Composers of Europe

Tuesday 14 May 2019

His new work will be performed by four different ensembles in four European cities and released on CD in 2020

Thomas Simaku at the 2019 World Music Days

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble and broadcast live, the programme was transferred across Europe through European Broadcasting Union

Thomas Simaku – lectures in Palermo, York and London

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Thomas Simaku presented his music at the ‘Alessandro Scarlatti’ Conservatoire in Palermo on 3rd April 2019, which was attended by the composition students and members of staff, including Professor Daniele Ficola and the Chair of Composition Department Maestro Marco Betta.

Discovering Young Composers of Europe: York Postgraduate Composer a finalist

Monday 4 March 2019

Andreas Tsiartas, a PhD student in his 2nd year, is a finalist of DYCE competition (Discovering Young Composers of Europe).

Thomas Simaku selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2019

Thursday 17 January 2019

Thomas Simaku's work will be performed by a Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.