Thanks to a special grant from the Vice-Chancellor, the School of Music has been able to replace its existing Steinway in the University Concert Hall and has just taken delivery of a brand-new Steinway Concert Grand.
It is with great sadness that the School of Music has learned of the death on 20 February 2006 of Jo Williams. Jo had joined the School in September 2000 as its part-time Concert Facilitator and was a key member of its administrative team.
The School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Morgan O'Connell to a Senior Lectureship in Ethnomusicology.
The distinguished Polish musicologist, Professor Zbigniew Skowron (Warsaw University), who was appointed in November 2004 as a Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University, visited the CEMRC at the School of Music, 13-22 March 2006.
The School of Music at Cardiff University is delighted to announce that Judith Weir CBE has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in Composition.
The second volume of Stephen Walsh's biography of Stravinsky - Stravinsky: The Second Exile, France and America 1934-1971 - has been accorded the distinction of being nominated as one of the top five non-fiction books of 2006.
Professor Adrian Thomas has been awarded the medal of the Lutoslawski Society in Warsaw.
The Guardian music critic, Rian Evans, awarded four stars to the School of Music's student Contemporary Music Group in her review of its concert on 8 December.
Arlene Sierra is an American composer whose concert works are regularly commissioned and performed in America and Europe.
Professor John Tyrrell has been awarded the Charles Kellogg Flint Award in Arts and Letters by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Congratulations to Professor Tyrrell who on 30 May 2002 was the first British musicologist to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Masaryk University of Brno in the Czech Republic.
Congratulations to Professor Stephen Walsh on being awarded the coveted annual Book Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society in London.