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Gorecki awarded Hon FellowshipGórecki awarded Honorary Fellowship in Poland

January 2008

The distinguished Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Cardiff University.

Judith WeirJudith Weir awarded Queen's Medal for Music 2007

January 2008

Professor Judith Weir has been awarded the distinguished Queen's Medal for Music 2007, the first composer to be so honoured.

Discovering Dutilleux'Discovering Dutilleux' Festival announced for 15-17 February 2008

January 2008

BBC Wales and the School of Music are delighted to announce a special festival to honour the distinguished French composer, Henri Dutilleux.

The Welcome Arrival of RainNew Judith Weir CD issued: The Welcome Arrival of Rain

February 2008

A new CD of orchestral compositions by Judith Weir has just been issued by NMC (NMC D137).

A profile photo of Weir

Professor Alun Hoddinott (1929-2008)

March 2008

The distinguished Welsh composer, and former Professor of Music at Cardiff, Alun Hoddinott died on 11 March 2008 aged 78.

African drums

British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 9-12 April 2008

March 2008

Featuring presentations by scholars from Africa, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East, this conference at Cardiff University will look at the art of music in a number of distinctive cultural contexts and from a range of different theoretical perspectives.

Nicholas Maw: OdysseyNicholas Maw: Odyssey

June 2008

Following his CUP study of Tippett's A Child of Our Time, Kenneth Gloag has turned his attention to another British masterpiece, Nicholas Maw's Odyssey (1972-87).


ViolinCardiff Music Students on BBC TV

September 2008

Students are seldom idle during the summer vacation, and this year has been notable for the appearance of a number of the School's current and former students on BBC Television.

Students in libraryCardiff rated top in Music in 2008 National Student Survey

September 2008

Cardiff undergraduate students have given the School of Music the highest overall satisfaction rating of any UK Music Department - 96% - in the 2008 National Student Survey.

Carducci QuartetInaugural concert of Carducci Quartet residency

September 2008

The School of Music is delighted to welcome the Carducci Quartet as its new Ensemble-in-Residence for 2008-09

music scoreLiz 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 Cardiff University's 125th anniversary.

Piano playerCardiff music students on BBC Radio

October 2008

A 2008 graduate and a final-year student make their broadcasting debuts on BBC national radio this autumn

Tom DavorenFinal-year student appointed Composer-in-Residence for Desford Colliery Band

October 2008

Tom Davoren has been appointed Composer-in-Residence for the renowned Desford Colliery Band

MusicianNational Youth Orchestra GB award to Cardiff music student

November 2008

Congratulations to second-year student Gareth Ceredig on being honoured by the NYOGB for 'the most outstanding contribution to the orchestra' in 2008