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music scoreWelsh Composers' Showcase

December 2011

PhD student's score chosen to feature in upcoming Welsh Composers' Showcase



Wind EnsembleGold at Cheltenham

December 2011

The Cardiff University Wind Ensemble was awarded Gold at the recent National Concert Band Festival (NCBF) in Cheltenham.



alt text Performing in Penarth

November 2011

The Cardiff University Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be performing in St Augustine’s Church, Penarth.



alt text Discovering Jolivet

November 2011

The School of Music is paying tribute to André Jolivet, a towering figure in 20th century French music.



Deborah MarchettiYoung Swiss violinist makes Welsh debut

November 2011

Having made their Wigmore Hall debut last year, violinist Deborah Marchetti and pianist Stefan Wirth will be returning to the UK...



Brass BandBrass Band Society to welcome Richard Evans

November 2011

Renowned conductor Richard Evans will be visiting Cardiff later this month to hold workshops with the Cardiff University Brass Band Society...



alt text Concert at the Cathedral

October 2011

The University Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will bring the spirit of Romantic French music to historic Llandaff Cathedral.



Arlene Sierra Arlene Sierra makes CD debut

October 2011

The first CD devoted to the music of Dr Arlene Sierra has been released to critical acclaim...



Dutilleux Celebrating Dutilleux at 95

October 2011

On 22 January 2011, the French composer Henri Dutilleux celebrated his 95th birthday. This milestone is commemorated in a special edition of the Contemporary Music Review, ‘Dutilleux at 95’, co-edited by Caroline Rae and Caroline Potter...



Giselle Allen Graduate shines in premiere of The Passenger

September 2011

Giselle Allen, a former student at the School of Music, has taken to the stage at the London Coliseum this week as one of the lead performers in the UK premiere of The Passenger...



Mark Thomas Composition success for Music alumnus Mark Thomas

September 2011

Welsh composer and School of Music alumnus recently took a red carpet walk at one of Hollywood’s biggest show business awards ceremonies...



alt text National Students Survey Results 2011

September 2011

The School's NSS results from the class of 2010-11.



Michael FrancisCardiff graduate’s conducting career takes off

August 2011

Michael Francis, who graduated with a BMus degree in 1997, returns to Cardiff in November to make his conducting debut...



New professor for the School of Music

Rachel Cowgill

June 2011

In September 2011 the School of Music will be welcoming a new member of staff: Professor Rachel Cowgill...



Music BuildingNew academic position: Chair (Musicology)

March 2011

The School of Music is seeking to appoint for a new academic position...



Three new lecturers appointed

Amanda Villepastour

March 2011

During the autumn of 2010 three new lecturing posts were filled in the School of Music...



Brass BandSchool of Music brass band success

February 2011

On Saturday 19 February the Brass Band from Cardiff University travelled to take part, for the first time, in the University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...



Dutilleux ‘Dutilleux at 95’ IMR Study Day

January 2011

Caroline Rae is co-organiser with Caroline Potter (Kingston University) of the Institute of Musical Research Study Day ‘Dutilleux at 95’ which takes place at the Senate House, University of London on 28 January 2011.



Lecturing Music BuildingPosts 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.



CBE awarded to Cardiff music graduate, Bethan Guilfoyle

January 2010

Congratulations to Cardiff music graduate Bethan Guilfoyle (née Jones), who has been honoured in the New Year's Honours list with the order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE).



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, who gave a public lecture on 'Understanding The Ring: Wagner and Philosophy'.



Roger Scruton125-Anniversary Lecture by Professor Roger Scruton

January 2009

'Understanding Wagner's Ring: The Composer as Philosopher'
Tuesday 3 February 2009, School of Music, 16.30



music scoreNational 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.



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

October 2008

It has just been announced that final-year music student Tom Davoren has been appointed Composer-in-Residence for the renowned Desford Colliery Band.



Piano playerCardiff music students on BBC Radios 2 and 3

October 2008

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



Carducci QuartetInaugural concert of Carducci Quartet residency

October 2008

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



StudentsCardiff 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.



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 of Music's current and former students on BBC Television.



Alun HoddinottProfessor 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.



Tim Thorne, Senior Producer BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Dr Caroline Rae, School of Music; BBC National Orchestra of Wales Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer and Professor Robin Stowell, Head of School
'Discovering Dutilleux' Festival announced for 15-17 February 2008

January 2008

BBC Wales and the School of Music at Cardiff University are delighted to announce a special festival to honour the distinguished French composer, Henri Dutilleux (b. 22 January 1916).



Judith WeirJudith Weir awarded Queen's Medal for Music 2007

January 2008

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



Henryk Mikolaj Górecki at honorary degree ceremony Górecki awarded Honorary Fellowship in Poland

January 2008

At a ceremony in the Polish mountains on 14 January 2008, the distinguished Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Cardiff University.



'Unexpected Gem of a Concert' The Guardian ****

December 2007

The Guardian music critic, Rian Evans, awarded four stars to a recital given by the violinist Alexandra Wood and the composer and pianist Huw Watkins on 4 December 2007.



Students on trip to IschiaStudent Trip to Ischia

July 2007

On Monday 18 June 2007 a group of seven students from the School of Music embarked on a ten-day study trip to the island of Ischia off the coast of Italy.



Sarah HillAppointment of Dr Sarah Hill

August 2007

The School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sarah Hill to a Lectureship in Music from August 2007.



Judith WeirHonorary Doctorate awarded to Judith Weir

April 2007

Congratulations to Professor Judith Weir who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by King's College, London, on 8 March.



Clair RowdenAppointment of Dr Clair Rowden

February 2007

The School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Clair Rowden to a Lectureship in Music.



Arlene SierraAmerican Award for Arlene Sierra

February 2007

Congratulations to Dr Arlene Sierra who has just been awarded a Charles Ives Fellowship by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



Michael FrancisMichael Francis rescues LSO concert (again), in Luxembourg

February 2007

Three weeks after deputising with critical acclaim for an indisposed Valery Gergiev, Michael Francis (BMus 1997) was again asked to rescue another London Symphony Orchestra concert.



Michael Francis conducting LSO Cardiff music graduate steps in for Gergiev at LSO concert

January 2007

Cardiff Music graduate Michael Francis (BMus 1997) had an extraordinary 'break' early this month when he was asked at less than 48 hours' notice to deputise for the London Symphony Orchestra's incoming Principal Conductor, Valery Gergiev.



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