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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

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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

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International praise for new album of chamber works

9 June 2020

Praise for Dr Pedro Faria Gomes

Dr Arlene Sierra

Professor Arlene Sierra awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

18 May 2020

Professor Sierra awarded two-year research fellowship

PhD student Jerry Zhuo

PhD student wins Graduate Tutor of the Year

14 May 2020

Jerry Zhuo wins award for supporting students in the School of Music

Cover of More Preludes to Chopin, album by Professor Kenneth Hamilton

More Preludes to Chopin

6 May 2020

Chopin’s Preludes and associated works released by Professor Kenneth Hamilton

Peter Maxwell Davies at a desk

The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies

20 February 2020

New book exploring the major works of Peter Maxwell Davies

Dr Arlene Sierra

In Residence with the Utah Symphony

12 February 2020

Professor Arlene Sierra has been named Composer-in-Association with the Utah Symphony

Professor Kenneth Hamilton playing a piano

My Life in Music by Professor Kenneth Hamilton

22 January 2020

Professor Hamilton pays tribute to his parents on BBC Radio 3

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PhD student wins Alumni Composition Competition

13 January 2020

Lucy McPhee wins second composition competition

Student playing piano

School of Music ranked 7th in the UK

15 October 2019

School holds spot in the top ten for the fourth year in a row