Skip to main content

School of Music news

Image of

New Recording Hits the Charts

22 April 2024

Scenes from Childhood, a new CD of piano music by Dr Pedro Faria Gomes, performed by Professor Kenneth Hamilton, recently reached No.17 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts and No.13 in the Presto Music Chart.

Best-Selling Book by Professor Kenneth Hamilton published in Mandarin

19 February 2024

A revised edition in Mandarin of Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s award-winning book, After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance, has been issued.

Image of Arlene Sierra

Gramophone magazine celebrates renowned composer Professor Arlene Sierra

16 February 2024

Arlene Sierra, Professor of Composition at the School of Music, has been profiled as Featured Composer in one of the world’s leading classical music magazines, Gramophone.

Rachel Walker Mason receives the Stiles and Drew prize.

School of Music alumna wins prestigious musical theatre award

1 February 2024

School of Music graduate, Rachel Walker Mason, has won the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize 2023, at an event held at The Other Palace in London.

Image of Salon and Stage album cover

No.1 Spot for Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s Latest Liszt Album

15 January 2024

Salon and Stage has been chosen by the Guardian as the Best Classical Recording of 2023.

Image of two winners of 30ish awards

Inspirational alumni shine at awards

6 October 2023

2023 30ish Alumni Award winners announced

Geraldine Farrar as Carmen with cast, New York 1914

Professor Clair Rowden to examine significance of Bizet’s Carmen on new Sky Arts’ series

28 September 2023

Professor Clair Rowden will appear as an expert on the opera Carmen on Sky Arts’ new series, Musical Masterpieces.

Autumn concert series announced

22 September 2023

We are pleased to announce our Autumn concert series.

Three Obliques sculpture outside the School of Music.

School of Music receives excellent results in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

20 July 2023

The School of Music has scored 93% for overall student satisfaction in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

Image of people dancing

A new book explores the music of the Strauss family

19 June 2023

A new book by Emeritus Professor David Wyn Jones will be published in June 2023: The Strauss Dynasty and Habsburg Vienna.

New Head of School announced

5 June 2023

Dr Nicholas Jones has been appointed to the role of Head of the School of Music.

A singer stands on stage and sings in the foreground with a guitar player in the background

Welsh-language and Māori musicians take centre stage

3 May 2023

Researchers studying what it means to perform in a minority language

Two men wearing suits are sat at table draped with a cloth bearing Cardiff University’s logo

First strategic partnership with US university

25 April 2023

Agreement with University of Wyoming offers international opportunities for staff and students

Professor Arlene Sierra posing for a photo

Professor Arlene Sierra’s Toulmin orchestral commission to be performed by five American orchestras

22 March 2023

Arlene Sierra’s Toulmin orchestral commission is part of a 30-orchestra consortium performing works by women composers commissioned by the League of American Orchestras.

Photograph of Margarita Mikhailova

Meet Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor

6 March 2023

Margarita Mikhailova answers questions about directing the university’s largest ensemble.

Image of a lady leaning on a piano

Senior research fellowship success

3 February 2023

Dr Barbara Gentili, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the School of Music, has been appointed to a three-year senior research fellowship at the University of Surrey.

Photograph of Kenneth Hamilton seated at a piano

School of Music concert series

2 February 2023

Professor Kenneth Hamilton, Head of the School of Music, introduces our upcoming Piano series.

Image of school pupils playing instruments at the School of Music

School of Music welcomes budding musicians from Goresbrook School

9 January 2023

120 Year 9 pupils from Goresbrook School, Dagenham, visited the School of Music for a day of workshops and recording sessions.

Chris Stock presented with 2022 RPS ABO Orchestra Musician Award

19 December 2022

Chris Stock, School of Music percussion tutor and Principal Percussionist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, has been awarded the RPS ABO Orchestra Musician Award for 2022.