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Peter Maxwell Davies sitting at a desk writing, surrounded by a candle and a statue with an organ behind him.

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

Kenneth Hamilton posing on his Piano

Top 5 album in the Classical Charts

16 December 2021

Kenneth Hamilton’s New Liszt Album Reaches No.5 in the Official UK Classical Charts

Professor Arlene Sierra posing for a photo

A collaboration with the Utah Symphony Orchestra

13 December 2021

Professor Arlene Sierra returns from first visit to Salt Lake City as Composer-in-Association with the Utah Symphony Orchestra

Clair Rowden holding her book 'Carmen Abroad'

Outstanding Edited Collection Award for School of Music academic

15 November 2021

Carmen Abroad has won the Royal Music Association/Cambridge University Press Book Prize 2021

A picture of Darcy resting on her marimba

Award-winning undergraduate student to perform with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra

11 November 2021

Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year Award 2020 winner Darcy Beck set to perform with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra

Dr David Beard smiling

Dr David Beard awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

1 November 2021

In support of his work on a monograph - The Music of Judith Weir

Violinist Randall Goosby posing in front of a piano with students.

Bringing black composers into the foreground

18 October 2021

Randall Goosby, champion of black musical composers, performs at St David’s Hall and meets Cardiff University students

Photograph of Maddie Jones

The Pop Collective

11 August 2021

Introducing the Popular Music Collective

Cover of the album Romantic Piano Encores

Romantic Piano Encores

12 May 2021

Collection of encores released by Professor Kenneth Hamilton

David Wyn Jones

Professor David Wyn Jones retires after 46 years

8 January 2021

A fond farewell to a Professor who has inspired decades of students

Dr David Beard headshot

Dr David Beard awarded Ruth Solie Prize

19 November 2020

Prize for outstanding article on British music

Louise Chartron

Alumni Composition Competition 2020 winner announced

16 November 2020

Louise Chartron is the winner of the Alumni Composition Competition 2020

Headshot of Pedro Faria Gomes

Major Accolade for Dr Pedro Faria Gomes

2 November 2020

Sonata for violin and piano wins prize

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra in a socially distanced rehearsal

Live music returns to the School of Music

13 October 2020

Symphony Orchestra rehearsal weekend

Piano being played

School of Music in top 10 UK Music departments

13 October 2020

Times Good University Guide ranks School in top 10

Dr Clair Rowden with two new publications

Explorations of opera by Dr Clair Rowden

2 October 2020

Two new publications exploring the history of opera

Cover of Symphony No. 1 CD cover by Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

‘Cinematic’ and ‘Fiery’: Symphony recording by Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

18 September 2020

Symphony no.1 by Michael Csányi -Wills recorded by university orchestra

Composer's hands at a piano

Alumni Composition Competition 2020

17 July 2020

Alumni compositions sought for Chamber Orchestra

Woman's arms playing flute

Top 10 in UK Music departments

23 June 2020

Top 10 ranking in Complete University Guide

Profile photo of Dr Pedro Faria Gomes

International praise for new album of chamber works

9 June 2020

Praise for Dr Pedro Faria Gomes