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Faculty of Music


Thomas Simaku 

Please note that this Composers' Workshop has been postponed.

Thomas Simaku's music has been reaching audiences across Europe, the USA and further afield for three decades, and has been awarded a host of accolades for its expressive qualities and its unique blend of intensity and modernism.  His CD released on Naxos 21st Century Classics series in 2008 received much critical acclaim; it reached the best of year list in the USA. In 2013 Simaku was the winner of the International Competition for Lutosławski's 100th Birthday with Concerto for Orchestra, chosen from 160 compositions submitted anonymously from 37 countries. 

In September 2019 he was awarded a coveted Fellowship from the Brown Foundation in the USA for a Residency at the Dora Maar House in France, where he completed his Soliloquy VII, written for the soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain Jérôme Comte. Thomas Simaku is a Professor of Composition at the University of York.

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00