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Read more at: Composers' Workshop: Cambridge students

Composers' Workshop: Cambridge students

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Cambridge students Some of Cambridge's finest young composers discuss their recent work from the point of view of both poetic and technical considerations. An insight into some of the most exciting creative work being produced on home turf.

Read more at: Composers' Workshop: Byron Wallen

Composers' Workshop: Byron Wallen

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:55

Byron Wallen Renowned jazz composer and bandleader Byron Wallen talks about the Hurricane Bells, a collaborative project with artist Peter Shenai. The bells are modelled on the structure of Hurricane Katrina; hung in a line and struck in order, these cyclonic, irregularly-shaped instruments produce descending tones...

Read more at: Composers' Workshop: Úna Monaghan

Composers' Workshop: Úna Monaghan

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Úna Monaghan Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, researcher and sound artist from Belfast. She collaborates, improvises and performs with poets, visual artists, computers, writers, musicians, and others. Úna has held artist residencies at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and...

Read more at: Composers' Workshop: Peter Hill

Composers' Workshop: Peter Hill

Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Peter Hill Pianist and writer Peter Hill is one of the leading British pianists of his generation, highly esteemed for his performances and recordings of twentieth-century and contemporary music. His complete cycles of Messiaen and of Berg, Schoenberg and Webern have received superlative acclaim. The Messiaen was described...

Read more at: Composers' Workshop: Freya Waley-Cohen

Composers' Workshop: Freya Waley-Cohen

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

Freya Waley-Cohen Described as 'at once intimate and visionary' (BBC Music Magazine) Freya Waley-Cohen's music has been commissioned by institutions and ensembles including the LA Philharmonic, BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonia Orchestra, King's Singers, the Aldeburgh , Cheltenham, Presteigne, Santa Fe, and Cheltenham...

Read more at: Composers’ Workshop: David Gompper

Composers’ Workshop: David Gompper

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

The music of the award-winning American composer, pianist and conductor David Gompper has been performed worldwide, including at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Vienna Konzerthaus. It combines an acute sensitivity to gesture and luminous scoring with a flair for large dramatic forms. He is currently working on the...

Read more at: CANCELLED - Composers’ Workshop: Deirdre Gribben

CANCELLED - Composers’ Workshop: Deirdre Gribben

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Hailed as "a charismatic and intriguing new voice in contemporary music" (The Independent), Dierdre Gribbin’s music has been performed at The Lincoln Center in New York as well as garnering awards at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. She also won an Arts Foundation...

Read more at: Composers’ Workshop: Raymond Yiu

Composers’ Workshop: Raymond Yiu

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Raymond Yiu is a Hong-Kong born, London-based composer, jazz pianist, conductor and writer on music. Raymond originally trained as an engineer, before turning to composition. His ‘hugely impressive’ (The Guardian) Symphony was premiered during the Proms in 2015 by Andrew Watts, BBC Symphony Orchetra and Edward Gardner...

Read more at: Composers’ Workshop: Stephen McNeff

Composers’ Workshop: Stephen McNeff

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Belfast born Stephen McNeff first made his name with his film noir operatic version of The Wasteland (1994) and his many scores for the Unicorn Theatre. Operatic work continued with Gentle Giant for the Royal Opera, and 2117/Hedd Wyn for Welsh National Opera. Aside from composition, Stephen has also served as Chairman of...

Read more at: Composers’ Workshop: Naomi Belshaw

Composers’ Workshop: Naomi Belshaw

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Naomi Belshaw is Composer Relations and PR Executive at WildKat PR, and has expert knowledge in the fields of copyright, music royalties, funding and publishing. Here she discusses how an emerging composer can make their way in today’s rapidly changing music industry. Her presentation will touch on subjects such as...