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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.

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School of Music concert series

2 February 2023

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

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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.

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Children’s University rolled out more widely in Cardiff

8 December 2022

Pupils from all backgrounds will be able to earn a Passport to the City

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CUSEIP placement addresses gaps in knowledge

1 December 2022

Maya Morris, a master’s student at the School of Music, has undertaken a Cardiff University Education Innovation Programme (CUSEIP) placement.

Operatic monodrama to tour Wales

8 November 2022

Women-led, Cardiff-based opera company Opera’r Ddraig will be touring ‘Bhekizizwe’, the operatic monodrama.

Workshop aims to raise deaf awareness

1 November 2022

The School of Music has hosted a free workshop, "Music for the Eyes", aimed at raising deaf awareness, as part of the university’s Festival of Social Science.

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Rule-breakers and change-makers: 30ish alumni making a big impact

1 November 2022

The university’s first 30(ish) Awards celebrated the achievements of alumni who have made a positive contribution to their community.

Students past and present join in the Felabration

6 October 2022

Current and past students of the School of Music will join Dele Sosimi and members of his Afrobeat Orchestra.

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School of Music alumna becomes member of the Recording Academy

26 September 2022

Rachel Walker Mason, School of Music graduate and winner of over 80 prestigious music awards, has been made a member of the Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs).

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Cardiff University Orchestra conductor Mark Eager steps down

21 July 2022

After 14 years of directing Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, Mark Eager steps down as the ensemble’s conductor.

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School of Music ranked top 10 in the UK by Complete University Guide

14 July 2022

The school has jumped 8 places in the 2023 Complete University Guide.

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Professor Arlene Sierra symphony premieres receive audience and critical acclaim

27 June 2022

Premieres of Professor Arlene Sierra’s Nature and Bird Symphonies, performed by Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony, have received rave reviews.

Outstanding research at the School of Music

12 May 2022

Celebrating success in the latest Research Excellence Framework

School of Music hosts International Women’s Day concert

31 March 2022

Cardiff School of Music hosted a special concert to celebrate International Women’s Day, paying tribute to musical works written, directed, arranged and performed by women, and pieces where a female character takes centre stage.

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“Death and Transfiguration” receives rave reviews

10 March 2022

Death and Transfiguration, Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s new album devoted to the piano music of Franz Liszt, continues to earn accolades.

Christopher Williams presents Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2

1 March 2022

Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2, performed by Christopher Williams, has been released.

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Dr Clair Rowden appointed Vice President of Royal Musical Association

25 January 2022

Dr Clair Rowden been appointed Vice President of the Royal Musical Association (RMA), the professional body for academic musicians and musicologists in the UK.

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Max unmasked: the life and music of Peter Maxwell Davies

23 December 2021

A huge success with Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Concert & Study Day event