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January 2015

Our new lunchtime concert series in the National Museum Wales begins in February with an entertaining exploration of the music of Chopin, his friends and contemporaries...

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January 2015

Composer Dan-Wyn Jones, a recent graduate from the School of Music, is currently working on a new digital project exploring protest music and song through social media...

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January 2015

Four current students and alumni have had scores chosen by BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a project showcasing works by living composers worthy of wider exposure...

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December 2014

Cardiff University School of Music has risen 12 places in the most recent UK-wide rankings of research quality...

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November 2014

A collection of essays featuring a contribution from Dr Sarah Hill has been awarded a major prize at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Association...

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November 2014

Scottish Pianist and Cardiff University Professor Kenneth Hamilton joins Andrew McGregor live at Sage Gateshead.

Music in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War

November 2014

Dr John Morgan O’Connell has recently been awarded a research fellowship by Cardiff University to study music in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

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November 2014

You graduated from the School of Music in 1974. What were your highlights from studying here?

alt text Alumna Rachel Walker heads to Hollywood

October 2014

Rachel Walker graduated from the School of Music in 2003 and has enjoyed a career which has seen her perform across the UK, Austria and Prague

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October 2014

‘Love him or hate him – what’s the trouble with Brahms?’...


Latin Grammy nomination

October 2014

Dr Arlene Sierra nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category

New York premiere for new work by Robert Fokkens

October 2014

World premiere of new work by Dr Robert Fokkens will take place at major celebration of South African music and arts

Launching our 2014/15 Concert Series

September 2014

Revealing the line-up of our new Concert Series

The other 'Salome'

September 2014

Dr Clair Rowden traces the history of Antoine Mariotte’s Salomé

The slow burn of musicology

August 2014

The School's contribution to the development of Spanish musicology

Welsh Pop: from Merêd to American Interior 

July 2014

Dr Sarah Hill will be discussing Welsh pop at this year's National Eisteddfod

Aesthetics of Music

July 2014

New edited volume includes chapters by Dr Keith Chapin and Dr Kenneth Gloag

New Master of the Queen's Music

July 2014

Visting composer Judith Weir announced as Master of the Queen's Music

Honorary Fellowship

July 2014

Alumnus Tony Woodcock, President of the New England Conservatory, awarded Cardiff University Honorary Fellowship

Holst, graduation, and organ proms

July 2014

All in a month's work for University Organist Robert Court

Premieres for Dr Sierra at Cheltenham and Southbank

June 2014

Upcoming performances and events at Cheltenham Music Festival and London's Southbank

Isaac Newton Trust Fellowship for alumnus

June 2014

Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth awarded a three-year early career fellowship to Cambridge

Doctoral Training Programme success

May 2014

Future postgraduate researchers benefit from AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding

Excellence Award for Music Library

April 2014

Cardiff University’s Music Library has received a 2014 Excellence Award from the IAML (UK & Irl)

New Voices

April 2014

Composition alumni selected for Sound and Music's New Voices 2014

Back to Bach

April 2014

Professor Kenneth Hamilton's recent recital in Singapore

Transforming Musicology

April 2014

Funding awarded for new project, In Concert: Towards a Collaborative Digital Archive of Musical Ephemera

Gloria Artis award for Emeritus Professor

April 2014

Adrian Thomas awarded Poland’s highest cultural honour

Robert Fokkens elected ARAM

April 2014

Dr Robert Fokkens has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music

Urban Birds in Cardiff

March 2014

Performance of Dr Arlene Sierra's new work for three pianos with percussion and sampled birdsong

The God Article

March 2014

Research collaboration set to breathe technological life into an ancient Turkish instrument

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

March 2014

Dr Caroline Rae is Series Advisor for a major new festival project from The Philharmonia Orchestra

Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2

February 2014

New CD of orchestral works from Dr Arlene Sierra

National Music Library Day

February 2014

Celebrating with the Music Library at Aberdare Hall

Composition: Wales

January 2014

Postgraduate's score chosen for BBC National Orchestra of Wales project

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