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Liz Lane: Somewhere Unknown to be premiered in Cardiff University's 125th Anniversary Gala Concert

October 2008

A work by one of the School's doctoral students in composition has been chosen to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of Cardiff University. Liz Lane's Somewhere Unknown will be a major highlight at a Gala Concert on Sunday 19 October 2008 in the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Somewhere Unknown is the last movement of her first large-scale symphonic work, and it will be premiered during the concert by the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.

LizLane began writing music at an early age and received widespread media attention as a child composer, including a televised performance of her composition Sinfonietta for Strings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied as an undergraduate at Cardiff University's School of Music and then embarked on a musical career which included composing, arranging, performing (horn and percussion) and teaching. Liz has since returned to the School of Music in Cardiff and is completing her PhD in Composition, studying with Prrofessor Anthony Powers. Her compositions and arrangements have been played throughout the UK and abroad by performers such as the tenor Andrew Kennedy, Carducci Quartet, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and the London Childrens' Ballet at venues including the Cadogan Hall, Colston Hall and the Miami Convention Centre.