We are committed to communicating our research beyond academia and to influencing creative practice.

We play a direct role in the musical life of Cardiff, with our own research-related concert series, as well as our radio, television, and public engagement activities.

Our collaborative relationships with the BBC (including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and Radio Wales), Welsh National Opera and National Museum Wales also help us to play a major role in the cultural landscape.


Claire Holden and Robin Stowell playing violin

Precision performance

Revitalising the techniques and performance style of music from the 'long 18th century'.

125 Anniversary concert

More than Messiaen

Reinterpreting 20th-Century French musical traditions for UK audiences.