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Durham University



Ms Hazel Rowland

Member of the Department of Music

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Hazel Rowland is a doctoral student at Durham University, where her research is funded by an AHRC scholarship. She has given papers at the 15th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference, the International Chopinological Conference, and the SMA’s Music Analysis Conference, amongst others. Under the supervision of Professor Julian Horton, Hazel is investigating the idea of vocality in Mendelssohn’s mature instrumental music and the development of sonata form at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Hazel was awarded a distinction for her masters from the University of Edinburgh and a first for her Bachelors from the University of Oxford.

Outside of her academic interests, Hazel enjoys sharing her ideas with the wider public, having written about classical music and the arts more broadly for Apollo Magazine, The Economist, VAN Magazine and The Herald. In 2018 she set up a culture and ideas magazine, The Northern Review.

Research Interests

  • Music theory and analysis
  • Nineteenth-century aesthetics