Events

Jazz at the University: Maria Pia de Vito and Huw Warren

07/10/2017

Dialektos is the remarkable musical encounter between Italian vocalist Maria Pia De Vito and Welsh pianist Huw Warren and includes their own compositions, settings of Neapolitan poems and Brazilian songs.

Russia 17: Peter Donohoe (piano)

17/10/2017

On 17 October 2017, almost a century to the day, Cardiff University School of Music marks the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, joining arts organisations across Wales in this autumn’s commemorative feast of Russian music and culture.

Jazz at the University: Huw Warren and Friends – More Tails for Wales

04/11/2017

In an exclusive premiere for the Jazz at the University series, leading UK composer/pianist Huw Warren presents a new project of original music with long time collaborators Ballamy, Watts and France.

Commemorating World War I: Conflict and Creativity – Battle of the Ancre

05/11/2017

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra under conductor Andrea Quinn will perform the orchestral score written by Laura Rossi to accompany the film of the Battle of the Ancre.

‘Look who’s praying’: Landing Mané

14/11/2017

This Jamo Jamo Arts performance reaches beyond the 1960s program of secularization (or “demystification” initially led by Sekou Touré’s socialist government in Guinea) into the regional spiritual forms that were adapted for stage performance, many of which are still performed in healing rituals in community settings.

Celebrating Monteverdi and Telemann: Cardiff University Chamber Choir

01/12/2017

Join us as we celebrate the genius of Monteverdi and of some of his female contemporaries, juxtaposed with a rediscovery of the excellent compositional craft of Telemann, a composer who was almost entirely self-taught.

Jazz at the University: Mark Lockheart and Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble

02/12/2017

Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble and their director, Huw Warren, are joined by award-winning saxophonist and composer, Mark Lockheart in a programme which will feature Mark’s work.

Celebrating Debussy: Caroline Rae and Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano)

05/12/2017

French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is featured in this season’s University Concert Series as we join the international commemorations of the 100th anniversary of his death with a festival of concerts and lectures exploring different facets of his work, influence and legacy.

Welsh Voices: Part I – Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group

12/12/2017

A broad range of composers will be explored, from fully established, nationally recognised composers including John Metcalf, Charlie Barber and Lynne Plowman, to a number of younger figures currently working in Wales and beyond.

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds: David Gordon Shute (director)

14/12/2017

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds take us on a fast ride through the centuries with music from Thomas Tallis to John Adams.

Contemporary Voices: Minguet Quartet

30/01/2018

The Minguet Quartet, founded in 1988, is one of the most internationally sought-after string quartets today and gives guest performances in all the great concert halls of the world.

Jennifer Ku (piano)

06/02/2018

Professor Ku has given performances in China, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France and Canada and performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra and at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

OENM

13/02/2018

Österreichisches Ensemble für neue Musik (OENM) has been promoting the performance of new music since its creation over thirty-five years ago. During this time, the ensemble has built an international reputation as one of the leading ensembles in the field of contemporary music.

Quercus

17/02/2018

Three of the UK’s most celebrated folk and jazz musicians come together to create mesmerising, lyrical chamber music.

Contemporary Voices: Endymion Ensemble

20/02/2018

A programme of contemporary works culminating in a performance of Mozart’s famous quintet, paired with Philip Venables’s K, conceived by Venables as a prelude to it.

Festival of Contemporary Music – Welsh Voices: Part II – Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group

02/03/2018

Cardiff University School of Music, CoMA’s main partner in Wales, explores vocal music on Friday 2 March,

Festival of Contemporary Music for All: Fidelio Trio

03/03/2018

We welcome renowned chamber group the Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan, Adi Tal and Mary Dullea) for a concert of contemporary chamber music.

Celebrating Debussy: Trio Anima

06/03/2018

French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is featured is this season’s University Concert Series as we join the international commemorations of the 100th anniversary of his death with a festival of concerts and lectures exploring different facets of his work, influence and legacy.

Jazz at the University: Pigfoot

10/03/2018

Pigfoot specialise in passing classic pop through their multi-idiomatic mangle while still sounding like affectionate fans of the originals.

Celebrating Debussy: Roy Howat (piano)

13/03/2018

French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is featured is this season’s University Concert Series as we join the international commemorations of the 100th anniversary of his death with a festival of concerts and lectures exploring different facets of his work, influence and legacy.

Jazz at the University: Trish Clowes (saxophone) and Gareth Williams (piano)

14/04/2018

Gareth Williams has unquestionably established himself as one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. Described as “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” multi-award winning saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has made quite an impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene.

Retorica

17/04/2018 - 17/04/2019

Acclaimed violin duo Retorica return to Cardiff to present a project exploring multimedia performance.

Dryads Duo

24/04/2018

London-based Dryads Duo was formed in 2010 by violinist Carla Santos and pianist Saul Picado. The Duo performs lesser known repertoire from the late 19th century to the present day.

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds: David Gordon Shute (director)

26/04/2018

For their second concert of the year, Cardiff University Symphonic Winds presents a transatlantic programme. Works influenced by Scottish dance, Peruvian chant, Voltaire and Tudor psalmody.

Celebrating Debussy: Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

27/04/2018

The final concert in the University’s ‘Celebrating Debussy’ series features Ravel’s orchestration of Debussy’s Sarabande and Danse, Saint-Saëns’s first cello concerto which Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff considered to be one of the greatest examples of the genre and the ‘Paris’ Symphony, composed in 1778 while Mozart was based in Paris.