World première 'fuoco e fumo' by Richard RIJNVOS (25 May 2015)
On 12 June 2015 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will give the world première of Richard RIJNVOS’ orchestral work fuoco e fumo.The composer is currently involved in a long-term residency with Amsterdam’s world-famous symphony orchestra. The newly commissioned piece is part of an ongoing cycle dedicated to the city of Venice and its lesser-known, often dark sides. Perhaps this time the qualification ‘sinister’ is even more appropriate, as the central theme of the new work is the horrific disaster that happened on the evening of 29 January 1996.
PhD Student, Lara Pearson, wins best student paper award
The Department is delighted to announce that Lara Pearson has been awarded the 2014 Martin Hatch Prize given by the Society for Asian Music for most distinguished student paper on Asian music presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting. The Society for Ethnomusicology is the largest ethnomusicological organisation in the world, and its 2014 meeting, held in Pittsburgh USA, saw approximately 400 papers presented by scholars from over 180 universities in 18 countries.
(5 May 2015)
Durham Music Department Ranked 3rd in Complete University Guide 2016
The Department is pleased to announce that it has been ranked 3rd out of the UK's 74 music departments in the Complete University Guide 2016. The league table measures research excellence, employability, student satisfaction and entry standards. Full details can be viewed at: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Music
(1 May 2015)
PhD Composition Student, Marc Estibeiro, Wins Composition Prize
The Department is delighted to announce that Marc Estibeiro, part-time PhD by composition student, has won first prize in the William Mathias Composition Prize at the Bangor Music Festival at Bangor University on Sunday. The prize includes a £1000 commission for next year's festival.
(10 Mar 2015)
Music Department to launch new MA programme
(3 Feb 2015) » More about Music Department to launch new MA programme
Durham ranked in top three departments in REF 2014
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Workshop on Indian music for school teachers
(30 Sep 2014) » More about Workshop on Indian music for school teachers
New Publications from Professor Horton
Professor Julian Horton has recently published the following:
1) Irish Musical Studies Vol. 11: Irish Musical Analysis (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014), ed. Gareth Cox and Julian Horton. Includes a chapter by Professor Horton entitled 'Bruckner, Brahms and the Concept of Thematic Process', pp. 79-106.
2) 'Dialectics and Musical Analysis', in Steven Downes, ed., Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 111-143
(4 Jul 2014)