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Contemporary Music Group

The Contemporary Music Group performs exciting and engaging music by living composers to a high standard in two concerts every year.

Anyone can audition for the Contemporary Music Group. It's a flexible group of players and singers performing music, from solo pieces, to music for vocal ensemble or chamber orchestra.

Recent years have seen the Contemporary Music Group perform concerts of contemporary music from South Africa, Portugal, and the UK, programmes of minimalist music, music influenced by jazz and popular music, and music by recent alumni of Cardiff University School of Music.

For more information get in touch with Elin Jones.

Director: Dr Robert Fokkens

Dr Fokkens is a South African composer based in the UK. He teaches composition for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the School of Music.

His music is regularly performed in major venues in the UK, South Africa, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, the USA and Japan. It has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio, Swedish Radio P2 and various South African radio stations.

In addition to a significant body of chamber music and music for large ensembles and orchestra, he writes frequently for the voice, both in concert and dramatic contexts.

Dr Robert Fokkens

Dr Robert Fokkens

Senior Lecturer in Composition

+44 (0)29 2087 4378