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School News

2009 - 2010

Arlene SierraNew York Philharmonic commissions Arlene Sierra

January 2009

The New York Philharmonic has commissioned Arlene Sierra to write a work for performance in New York in December 2009.

Roger Scruton125-Anniversary Lecture by Professor Roger Scruton (report)

February 2009

The School of Music played host on 3 February to the well-known philosopher, broadcaster and newspaper columnist, Professor Roger Scruton.

Music scoreNew CD-ROM on Andrzej Panufnik

February 2009

Beata Boleslawska, a PhD student in musicology, has followed up her 2001 book on Andrzej Panufnik by co-authoring and co-editing a new CD-ROM on the composer's life and works.

The Welcome Arrival of RainNew commission for Max Charles Davies

February 2009

PhD student Max Charles Davies has received a commission to write a Concerto for Orchestra.


School of Music announces 10 postgraduate studentships for 2009-10

February 2009

The School of Music is delighted to announce that it will fund up to 10 full and fees-only postgraduate studentships to be taken up in 2009-10

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New MMus in Composition studentship for 2009-10

March 2009

As a result of Cardiff University's successful bid for a Block Grant Partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a new funding opportunity has been created for student composers.

Nicholas Maw: OdysseyDavid Wyn Jones: The Life of Haydn

May 2009

Presenting a fresh picture of the life and work of Joseph Haydn, this is the first biography of the composer to appear in over twenty-five years.

ViolinKenneth Gloag and Nicholas Jones (eds): Peter Maxwell Davies Studies

October 2009

2009 marks the 75th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, an occasion that presents an opportunity for reflection upon, and appreciation of, a period of compositional achievement that extends from the 1950s to the present.

New Years HonoursCBE awarded to Cardiff music graduate, Bethan Guilfoyle

January 2010

Congratulations to Cardiff music graduate Bethan Guilfoyle (née Jones), who has been honoured with the order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

Arlene SierraArlene Sierra's 'enrapturing' NYPO premiere

January 2010

Arlene Sierra's new work, Game of Attrition, commissioned by the NYPO, received its world premiere in New York on 17 December 2009.

music scorePostgraduate success in BBC Composers Showcase

February 2010

Congratulations to three of the School of Music's postgraduate students - Max Charles Davies, Christian Morris and Jack White - on being selected for the recent 'Welsh Composers Showcase'.

Piano playerPosts Available at the School of Music

August 2010

With the aid of strategic university investment the School of Music is entering an exciting new phase of development and is seeking to appoint three new members of staff.