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Research Activities

A digest of recent and forthcoming research activities - conference papers, public lectures, pre-concert talks, broadcast talks and compositions, world premieres (**), UK premieres (*) and other performances - is given below. For details of such events from the recent past, please visit individual Staff pages.

29-31 August 2014

Rachel Cowgill: Opening keynote, The Music of War: 1914-1918, British Library

25-27 July 2014

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Music and Film in Commemorative Television: Experiments in Broadcasting for Armistice Day at the BBC in the Late 1930s’, All Quiet? Film Music and the First World War, 9th Symposium on Film Music Studies, Humboldt University with Kieler Gesellschaft zur Filmmusikforschung, Berlin

18-20 June 2014

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Somewhere in France’: Popular Song, Innocence and Experience among British Troops at the Western Front’, Languages and the First World War, British Library & University of Antwerp

25 May 2014

David Beard: Invited talk for ‘Birtwistle at 80’, a Study Day jointly run by the Institute of Musical Research and the BBC, to be held in the Barbican Centre, London

19 April 2014

Kenneth Hamilton: Back to Bach concert, Esplanade, Singapore

18 April 2014

Kenneth Hamilton: Concert Preview, Steinway Gallery Singapore

13 April 2014

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Doing the Right Thing for Fighting Men: Music, Morale and the Military at Ciro’s Club, London's West End, 1915-19’, International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, ASW, Cambridge

8 April 2014

Claire Holden: Pre-concert talk on Beethoven Syymphony No. 7, ahead of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment concert conducted by Semyon Bychkov, Royal Festival Hall, London

8 April 2014

Arlene Sierra: 'Form and Process in my recent Orchestral Music', John Bird Lecture Series, Cardiff University School of Music

1 April 2014

John Morgan O'Connell: 'Concert Platform: A Space for a Style in Turkish Music', John Bird Lecture Series, Cardiff University School of Music

18 February 2014

David Beard: ‘‘Stand back and light the fuse’: Harrison Birtwistle and the redistribution of authorial subjectivity’, invited talk at Liverpool University, Department of Music

4 February 2014

Sarah Hill: 'Psychedelia and its High Other', John Bird Lecture Series, Cardiff University School of Music

11-13 December 2013

Clair Rowden:‘Parodying Tannhäuser on the Parisian popular stage, 1861’, International Symposium ‘Traces of Performance: Opera, Music Theatre, and Theatre Music in the Long 19th Century’, Sibelius Academy (University of the Arts Helsinki),

15 November 2013

Arlene Sierra: Butterflies Remember a Mountain**, Stadthalle Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany. Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

14 November 2013

Arlene Sierra: Butterflies Remember a Mountain, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany. Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

13 November 2013

Arlene Sierra: Butterflies Remember a Mountain**, Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany. Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

7-10 November 2013

Keith Chapin:'The Neo-Classical and the Rhetorical Sublime: Gellert’s and C. P. E. Bach’s Musical Renditions of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)', American Musicological Society, Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 7-10, 2013

5 November 2013

Sarah Hill: 'Desert Island Discs, Beti a'i Phobal, and Britishness', Desert Island Discs and the Discographic conference, British Academy

Arlene Sierra: Cuatro Corridos, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. Susan Narucki, soprano, Ayano Kataoka, percussion, Aleck Karis, piano, Pablo Gomez, guitar.

1 October 2013

Rob Fokkens: Launch of chamber portrait CD with the Fidelio Trio, Cardiff University School of Music, Cardiff

September 2013

Rachel Cowgill: Respondent to Music session, Internationalism and the Arts: Imagining the Cosmopolis at the Long fin de siècle, Tate Britain

24 August 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: From Stein to Steinway: 300 Years of the Piano, Lecture-Recital, Edinburgh International Festival, National Museum of Scotland

19 August 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: 'The Romantic Piano Concerto', BBC Proms Plus Lecture, Royal College of Music, London

1 August 2013

David Wyn Jones: 'Dealing in music in late eighteenth-century Vienna: What Johann Traeg's catalogue can tell us about music history', International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Annual Conference, Vienna

28 July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Meditation on Violence (North American premiere), Bowdoin Festival, Maine, USA

21 July - 4 August 2013

Arlene Sierra: Composer in Residence, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Maine, USA

20 July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Harrow-lines for piano quintet (1999) and Avian Mirrors for violin and cello (2013 - North American premiere), Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont, USA

18 July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Insects in Amber, Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont, USA

16 July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Portrait Concert, Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont, USA. Birds and Insects, Book 1 for solo piano (2007); Art of Lightness for flute (2006); Two etudes after Mantegna for cello (1998), Le Chai au Quai for bass clarinet and cello (2008); Cricket-Viol for solo viola/voice (2010).

13 July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Petite Grue**, Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont, USA

9 July 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Piano Recital (Mendelssohn, Wagner/Liszt, Bach/Busoni, Bach/Rachmaninoff), Concert Hall, University of Rhode Island, US

July 2013

Arlene Sierra: Composer in Residence, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Vermont, USA

27 June 2013

Rob Fokkens: The South African National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Korsten, give the world premiere of a substantial new orchestral work at the Feather Market Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

25 June 2013

Claire Holden: '"The Perfection of Mere Fiddling": British Violinists 1800-c1860', Ninth Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Cardiff University

24-28 June 2013

Sarah Hill: 'The Heritage of Failure: Marginal Welsh Pop in the Capital City', 17th Biennial Conference of IASPM, Gijón, Spain

24 June 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Piano Recital (Mendelssohn/Ireland/Elgar/Grainger/Rachmaninoff/Novello-Stevenson/Tauber-Stevenson), Ninth Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Cardiff University Concert Hall

23 June 2013

Arlene Sierra: Avian Mirrors**, Anthony Marwood (violin), Richard Lester (cello), Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival, England

13 June 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Piano Recital “200 Years of Bach” (Bach/Bach-Liszt/Bach-Busoni/Bach-Rachmaninoff), Bach Unwrapped Festival, Kings Place, London

7 June 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Gesprächskonzert: „Liszt als Lehrer“ (Lecture-Recital: "Liszt as Teacher"), University of Heidelberg

6 June 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Vortrag: „Der nicht so langsame Untergang des Präludierens am Klavier im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Eine aufführungspraktische Studie“. (Lecture: "The Delayed Demise of Preluding for Piano in the 19th and 20th Centuries: A Study in Performance-Practice), University of Heidelberg

19 May 2013

Arlene Sierra: Gender Identity and Urban Decay: The Role of Text and Persona in my opera Faustine and other works, Stages of Death Symposium, Cardiff University

19 May 2013

Clair Rowden: Salome/Trouhanowa: Her Multiple Dances of Death, Stages of Death Symposium, Cardiff University

19 May 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Wagner's Love-Death, Stages of Death Symposium, Cardiff University

19 May 2013

Stephen Walsh: In Stravinsky Death means Life: The Puppet, the Virgin and the Bride, Stages of Death Symposium, Cardiff University

17 May 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: 'Beethoven Symphonies: Arrangements and Derangements', Lecture-Recital, Ludwig van Beethoven Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

16 May 2013

Rachel Cowgill: With Karen Arrandale, 'Institutionalising Alternatives: Arthur Eaglefield Hull, E.J. Dent, and the Promotion of Internationalist Musical Modernism in Post-First World War Britain', Alternative Modernisms, Cardiff University, 16 November 2013

8, 10, 11 May 2013

Arlene Sierra: Cuatro Corridos** - Susan Narucki, soprano, Steven Schick, percussion, Aleck Karis, piano, Pablo Gomez, guitar, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego

23-30 March 2013

Arlene Sierra: Artist Residency, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Vermont

21 March 2013

Caroline Rae: 'Messiaen and the piano', Discussion Session, Queen's University Belfast Messiaen mini-festival

20 March 2013

Caroline Rae: 'Myths and Miracles: Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du Temps as musical icon', Keynote Lecture, Queen's University Belfast Messiaen mini-festival

11 March 2013

Arlene Sierra: Arlene Sierra discusses her music, Institute of Musical Research / Centre for Contemporary Music Practice , Senate House, London

26 February 2013

Arlene Sierra: Visiting Composer, Lecture and Masterclass, Bangor University

21 February 2013

Kenneth Hamilton: Performing and discussing Liszt's piano transcriptions from Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersinger, Royal Opera House, London

21 February 2013

Robin Stowell: ‘Chaconne à son goût’- performing J. S. Bach’s Ciaccona (from Partita no.2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV1004),  Annual Crees Lecture, Royal College of Music, London

12 February 2013

Rob Fokkens: Tracing Lineage: Influence and identity in my chamber music since 2002', John Bird Lecture, School of Music, Cardiff University

5 February 2013

Caroline Rae: 'Marius-François Gaillard's Debussy: the Piano Recordings 1928-30’ , John Bird Lecture, School of Music, Cardiff University

1 February 2013

David Wyn Jones: 'The 'Eroica' Symphony: Setting the agenda and forgetting history', study session at the Royal Northern College of Music

31 January 2013

Rachel Cowgill: '"How Shall We Get Rid of Him?": Burlesquing Don Giovanni on the Early Nineteenth-century London Stage', Canterbury Research Seminars in Music, Canterbury Christ Church University

29 January 2013

Keith Chapin: 'Collisions of Sublimities: The Case of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)', University of Bristol

16 January 2013

David Beard: Speaking at 'Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera', a one-day conference bringing together poets, composers, producers and academics to discuss the collaborative processes involved in the creation of contemporary opera, Institute of Musical Research, University of London

13 January 2013

Rachel Cowgill: With Karen Arrandale, 'La Musique sans Frontières: Arthur Eaglefield Hull, Edward J.
Dent and the Reconstruction of Music in Post WWI Britain', Expressions of Britishness: Music and the Arts in the Twentieth Century, Institute of Musical Research, University of London

5 December 2012

Keith Chapin: 'Collisions of Sublimities: The Case of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)', Kings College London

4 December 2012

Amanda Villepastour: 'Talking Tones and Singing Speech among the Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria', John Bird Lecture, School of Music, Cardiff University

2 December 2012

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Women in Opera’, presentation for Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: Celebrating
Women in Music and Opera
, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Study Day, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

27 November 2012

Kenneth Hamilton: Piano Lecture-Recital, Bramall Music Building Festival, University of Birmingham: "John Ireland: A Semi-Centenary Tribute". Programme to include the Ireland Piano Sonata.

26 November 2012

Arlene Sierra: Moler (European Premiere), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn (cond.), BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff


22 November 2012

Kenneth Hamilton: "Performance Variants from the Earliest Piano Rolls", Guest Lecture, Royal Academy of Music, London

20 November 2012

Rachel Cowgill: 'Doing the Right Thing for Fighting Men: Music, Morale and the Military in West End Night Clubs, 1914-19', Birmingham Conservatoire

13 November 2012

Keith Chapin: 'Collisions of Sublimities: The Case of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)', University of Birmingham

10 November 2012

Keith Chapin: 'Collisions of Sublimities: The Case of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)', Sublime et musique religieuse de Lalande à Haydn, Poitiers, Francet

6 November 2012

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Doing the Right Thing for Fighting Men: Music, Morale and the Military at Ciro’s Club, London's West End, 1915-19’, Bristol University Music Research Seminar

1-4 November 2012

Kenneth Hamilton: Delivering a paper -"Apres une lecture du Czerny? Liszt's Musical Models" - at the American Musicological Society Annual Conference, New Orleans

30 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: Lecture-forum at the Juilliard School (New York City)

30 October 2012

Claire Holden: 'RIP HIP? Has Period Performance Become an Irrelevance?', John Bird Lecture, School of Music, Cardiff University

30 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: 'Remembering the Rite of Spring', public seminar, Juilliard School, New York

26 October 2012

Kenneth Hamilton: Invited address, Musicology and Performance", for the international conference "Musicology and Professional Practices", Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

26 October 2012

Arlene Sierra: Moler** - new commission for Seattle Symphony. Benaroya Hall, Seattle, conducted by Ludovic Morlot

25-28 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: 'Dyanisos monometrikos', invited paper at Reassessing The Rite conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

22 October 2012

Arlene Sierra: Meditation on Violence** - New work for ensemble to accompany the Maya Deren film, Lontano, Odaline de la Martinez (cond.), The Warehouse, London

21 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: 'Remembering the Rite of Spring', public lecture, Amherst College, Massachusetts

20 October 2012

David Wyn Jones: 'Haydn, Austria and Britain: Music, Culture and European Politics in the 1790s', European Romanticism 1780-1840 interdisciplinary symposium, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

20 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: Student seminar on Stravinsky, Amherst College, Massachusetts

19 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: 'Remembering the Rite of Spring', public lecture, Bowdoin College, Maine

16 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: 'Remembering the Rite of Spring', public lecture, Bard College, New York

15 October 2012

Stephen Walsh: Student class on 'Stravinsky monometrics' and public lecture on the Russian Kuchka, Williams College, Massachusetts

9 October 2012

Kenneth Hamilton: 'The Unofficial Version: Rediscovering Liszt's Legacy to his Students', John Bird Lecture, School of Music, Cardiff University

28 September 2012

Arlene Sierra: Insects in Amber - Carducci Quartet, Bromsgrove Concerts at Artrix, England

11 September 2012

Kenneth Gloag:Paper on Sir Michael Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage, Operatic Masculinities conference, Oxford Brookes University

5-7 September 2012

Sarah Hill: 'A Night at the Avalon', IASPM-UK/Ireland 2012 conference, University of Salford

18 August 2012

Arlene Sierra: Art of Lightness, Lecture Recital with Lisa Nelsen, British Flute Society Eighth International Convention, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

7 July 2012

Stephen Walsh: Pre-concert talk on Stravinsky's Cantata, Wigmore Hall, London

6 July 2012

Amanda Villepastour: 'Talking Tones and Singing Speech Among the Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria', Workshop Relationships of Speech Tone and Music - organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Phonogrammarchiv & Institute for Corpus LInguistics and Text Technology (ICLTT), Vienna.

1-7 July 2012

Keith Chapin: 'Counterpoint and Nature: Strategies of Legitimation in the Long Eighteenth Century', 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society, Rome

2 June 2012

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Burlesquing the Don on the early nineteenth-century London stage', Love to Death: Transforming Opera conference, Wales Millennium Centre

31 May 2012

David Beard:'Birtwistle's The Io Passion: Wagnerian opera transformed', Love to Death: Transforming Opera conference, Wales Millennium Centre

11 May 2012

Amanda Villepastour: 'Giving voice to musical instruments in an African gallery', lunchtime lecture at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

10-12 May 2012

Nicholas Jones: 'Interlacings: reflections on issues of autobiography in two works by Peter Maxwell Davies', New Music in Britain, Canterbury Christ Church University

16 April 2012

Rachel Cowgill: ‘Borderland Views of the British Musical Renaissance: The Cultural Politics of the English Eisteddfod', International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, Annual Study Weekend 2012, Cardiff University

13 April 2012

David Wyn Jones: Keynote Address, International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, Annual Study Weekend 2012, Cardiff University

13 April 2012

Arlene Sierra: Colmena - Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble, Warner Concert Hall, OH

12-13 April 2012

Arlene Sierra: Composition Master Class, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

4-18 April 2012

Arlene Sierra: Composition Master Class, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

4-5 April 2012

Robin Stowell and Claire Holden: Presenting papers at Authorship and Authenticity in Composition, Editing and Performance, CHASE 2012 Conference, University of Leeds

3 April 2012

Robin Stowell: Official launch of The Cambridge History of Musical Performance (eds. Lawson & Stowell), London

13 March 2012

Rob Fokkens: Flytrap - Welsh premiere of a new piece for vocal trio. EXAUDI, Cardiff University Concert Hall.

12 March 2012

Rob Fokkens: Flytrap - world premiere of a new piece for vocal trio. EXAUDI, Kings Place, London.

6 March 2012

Arlene Sierra: Truel (Complete) - world premiere of clarinet version. New Music Players, Cardiff University Concert Hall

29 February - 3 March 2012

Caroline Rae:'Marius-François Gaillard's Debussy: Performances and Recordings - Controversy and Legacy', University of Montréal international conference 'Debussy's Legacy'

29 February 2012

Robin Stowell: Publication date for The Cambridge History of Musical Performance (ed. Lawson & Stowell)

24 February 2012

Sarah Hill: 'Mapio Canu Pop Cymraeg/Mapping Welsh Pop', at the 11th Conference of the Centre for Advanced Welsh Music Studies, Y Drwm, Aberystwyth

31 January 2012

Arlene Sierra: 'Texts and Personas', public lecture at Victoria Rooms, Bristol University

28 January 2012

Robin Stowell: Interview with Julian Lloyd Webber for BBC Radio 3's The Cellists that Time Forgot

18 January 2012

David Ponsford: Sweelinck 450th anniversary organ recital, the Queen's College, Oxford

January 2012

Clair Rowden: ‘Jules Massenet: pour l’amour de l’opéra’, Célébration Jules Massenet, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

12 January 2012

Robin Stowell: Workshop in historical performance, Welsh Sinfonia, Cardiff

9 January 2012

Caroline Rae: BBC Radio 3 'Afternoon on 3' interview with Katie Derham discussing the music of André Jolivet

16 December 2011

Robin Stowell: Workshop in historical performance, William Mathias Music Service, Bangor

8-9 December 2011

Kenneth Gloag:'Canon Formation and the Postmodern Condition', Symposium on Radical Music History at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

2 December 2011

Caroline Rae:'Discovering Jolivet', BBC Hoddinott Hall, introductory talk, with Christine Jolivet-Erlih, for BBC National Orchestra of Wales André Jolivet: Composer Portrait

19 November 2011

David Beard:Talk at an evening celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sir Peter Hall's famous National Theatre production of The Oresteia, The Taylorian, Oxford

18 November 2011

Amanda Villepastour: Moving Song and Singing Moves in Transatlantic Yoruba Music. Conference paper, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) annual meeting, Philadelphia.

10 November 2011

Rachel Cowgill:'Filling the Void: Theosophy, Modernity, and the Rituals of Armistice Day in the Reception of John Foulds's A World Requiem': Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco

4-7 November 2011

Caroline Rae:'Alejo Carpentier's Parisian Chronicles', University of Ottawa international conference Music Criticism in France in the Interwar Period (1918-1939)

28 October 2011

Rachel Cowgill:'Woman's Work (Music): Mary Wakefield and the Competitive Music Festival in Britain', Oxford University History Faculty/Elgar Society Seminar

10 October 2011

Sarah Hill: 'Psychedelica and Its High Other in 1960s San Francisco,' Stanford University Department of Music

21 July 2011

Arlene Sierra: Truel I, Peabody Trio, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Vermont

8 July 2011

Arlene Sierra: Insects in Amber*, Carducci Quartet, Cheltenham International Music Festival

July 2011

Amanda Villepastour: Yoruba Orisa Songs in Transatlantic Perspective. Public lecture, Institute for African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

14 May 2011

Arlene Sierra: Faustine (Scenes 1 to 4) for five voices and orchestra**, New York City Opera VOX, Skirball Auditorium, NY

8 April 2011

Amanda Villepastour: Video Production and Use at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix: A Case History. Conference paper, the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) meeting, Falmouth.

4-5 April 2011

David Beard: Invited academic and public talks and participation in workshops on emotion communication in music, with emphasis on the vocal functions underlying the production of affect bursts and speech prosody, in conjunction with singers and instrumentalists performing Daniel Kramer’s award winning production of Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy. The Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, the University of Geneva, and the Grand Theatre de Genève, 4–5 April 2011

3 April 2011

Arlene Sierra: String Quartet Insects in Amber**, Carducci Quartet, Stanford Lively Arts series, California

21 October 2010

Arlene Sierra: of Risk and Memory, Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck, pianos, LotUS League of the Unsound Sound Premiere Concert, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

6 October 2010

Arlene Sierra: The Art of Lightness**, Rowland Sutherland, flute, Lontano Festival of American Music, The Warehouse, London

5 October 2010

Arlene Sierra: Counting-Out Rhyme, Lontano Festival of American Music, The Warehouse, London

2 October 2010

Arlene Sierra: Piano Concerto Art of War**, Broadcast of Piano Concerto Art of War on BBC Radio Three Hear and Now

10 September 2010

Arlene Sierra: Piano Concerto 'Art of War'**, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Huw Watkins (piano), Baldur Brönniman, conductor, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

9 September

Arlene Sierra: Piano Concerto Art of War**, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Huw Watkins, piano, Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

17 July 2010

Arlene Sierra: Two Neruda Odes, Susan Narucki, soprano; Kacy Clopton, cello; Michael Bukhman, piano, The Big Barn, Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, Putney, Vermont

19 June 2010

Adrian Thomas: 'Chopin as Symbol', pre-festival talk on Chopin and Polish music, St Magnus Festival, Orkney

2 June 2010

Arlene Sierra: Hearing Things, Frauke Aulbert, soprano, Thorsten Kuhn, piano, U.S. Consulate General, Hamburg, Germany

5 May 2010

Adrian Thomas: pre-concert talk on Szymanowski, Piotr Anderszewski (piano) and Belcea Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London

7-8 April 2010

Adrian Thomas: 'Lutoslawski and Literature', Lutoslawski Colloquium, Cornell University NY

19 March 2010

David Beard: 'When Actors Meet Musicians: Harrison Birtwistle, Dominic Muldowney, Tony Harrison and "the Agamemnon Experiments" at London's National Theatre', lecture and seminar, University of Aberdeen

9 March 2010

Arlene Sierra: Counting-Out Rhyme; Lontano, Odaline de la Martinez, artistic director, University Concert Hall,Cardiff

28 February 2010

Robin Stowell: 'Performance Practice in Beethoven', Study Day on Beethoven's Symphonies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Purcell Room, London

25 February 2010

John Morgan O'Connell: ‘Turkey in Operas, Operas in Turkey’, Northwestern University, Illinois

22-23 February 2010

John Morgan O'Connell: ‘Singing Alaturka, Singing Alafranga’, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania