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We are committed to communicating our research beyond academia by influencing creative practice, shaping public discussion, and leading debates within the discipline.

We play a direct role in the musical life of Cardiff, with our own research-related concert series, as well as regular 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 BBC Radio Wales), Welsh National Opera and National Museum Wales also help us to play a major role in the cultural landscape.

REF 2014 highlights

125 Anniversary concert

More than Messiaen

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

Exterior of the Hofburg Palace, Vienna

City of music

Understanding the music of Vienna as a product of the city.