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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty News

Music: Music graduate Will Dryland wins Benslow Music Young Composers Competition

The second Benslow Music Young Composers Competition, in partnership with the London Klezmer Quartet, has been won by our graduate Will Dryland.

The winning piece ‘Whistler Medley’ will be premiered in a concert to be given by the London Klezmer Quartet on Saturday 31 October 2020 at Benslow Music in Hitchin.

Congratulations Will!

Read all the details at

(17 Jul 2020)

Music: Zoom in on Masters online events by Fondazione Cini

Dr Simone Tarsitani collaborated to Zoom in on Masters, a new online initiative of the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Musical Studies (IISMC) at Fondazione Cini, producing three online conversations with masters of important musical and dance traditions, accompanied by online performances, which have all been published on Fondazione Cini's YouTube Channel. 

Find out more and watch the videos:

(17 Jul 2020)

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The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has seven departments and one school. It also has a Liberal Arts programme and a Centre for Foreign Language Study. In the Times Good University Guide, almost every department is ranked within the top five in the UK.