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New Steinway Grand Piano for Concert Hall

January 2006

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.

Jo Williams (1972-2006)

February 2006

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.

Appointment of Dr John Morgan O'Connell

February 2006

The School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Morgan O'Connell to a Senior Lectureship in Ethnomusicology.

Visit of Professor Zbigniew Skowron

March 2006

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.

A profile photo of Weir

Judith Weir appointed Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in Composition

November 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.

Front cover of Stephen Walsh's biography of Stravinsky

Stravinsky: The Second Exile in The Washington Post's Top Five

December 2006

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.


Lutoslawski Medal for Adrian Thomas

October 2005

Professor Adrian Thomas has been awarded the medal of the Lutoslawski Society in Warsaw.


**** Guardian Review for Contemporary Music Group

December 2004

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.

Appointment of Dr Arlene Sierra

September 2004

Arlene Sierra is an American composer whose concert works are regularly commissioned and performed in America and Europe.


Charles Kellogg Flint Award to John Tyrrell

October 2003

Professor John Tyrrell has been awarded the Charles Kellogg Flint Award in Arts and Letters by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


Honorary Doctorate awarded to John Tyrrell

May 2002

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.


RPS Award for Stephen Walsh

May 2001

Congratulations to Professor Stephen Walsh on being awarded the coveted annual Book Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society in London.