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7th July 2014

"Exhilarating" - James Weeks's Radical Road premiere

A review of the world premiere of James Weeks's choral work Radical Road has described the work as "exhilarating".

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9th June 2014

Zeta Potential: HCMF releases album of young composers' works

Huddersfield Contemporary Records has released Zeta Potential: a downloadable album of 21 'striking, innovative' live performances, including the eight works by UYMP's Composers from HCMF, published through the ECPDP scheme.

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[SMP Ensemble]
SMP Ensemble

9th May 2014

Nicholson in New Zealand concert swap!

SMP Ensemble of New Zealand, directed by Karlo Margetic, will play the world premiere of George Nicholson's Shailing and Wambling for viola and violoncello on 20th June at Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington, as part of a new concert swap initiative with the University of Sheffield. More information may be found at: smpensemble.com

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[Afghanistan National Institute for Music]
Afghanistan National Institute for Music

17th April 2014

International commission for Sadie Harrison

Sadie Harrison has been commissioned by Cuatro Puntos to write a new work for viola and rubab as a gift to the Afghanistan National Institute for Music.

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8th April 2014

Nicholson compared to Bartók in Classical Sheffield review of new String Quartet

The second performance by the Ligeti Quartet of George Nicholson's String Quartet No.4, on 25th March 2014 at Firth Hall, Sheffield, has been favourably reviewed in Classical Sheffield, at a concert described as 'absorbing' by music critic Stephen Jouanny. The String Quartet was programmed between Béla Bartók's Fourth String Quartet and Alban Berg's Lyric Suite.

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[© Astrid Karger]
© Astrid Karger

27th March 2014

Arditti Quartet's performance of Paredes work receives praise

A New Music Toronto review of Hilda Paredes's string quartet Cuerdas del Destino praises its 'flexibly organic' quality.

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31st July 2014

Happy 80th Birthday to Anthony Gilbert

UYMP wishes a very happy birthday to Anthony Gilbert, who turned 80 on 26th July.

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11th June 2014

Tinoco's O Silêncio e as Pedras released

Luís Tinoco's O Silêncio e as Pedras (The Silence and the Stones) has been released by Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble on the Miso Music Portugal label (5th June, 2014). This double CD, MCD 33 and 34 (Volumes II and III), features live recordings of chamber works by 10 contemporary Portuguese composers, performed by the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Sébastien Bereau.

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15th May 2014

Sadie Harrison piano work on new NMC release

NMC have included Sadie Harrison's Labyrinth from Impresa Amorosa on a new collection of solo piano music.

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1st May 2014

High praise for Hughes When the Flame Dies; new commissions

The double CD/DVD release of Ed Hughes's chamber opera When the Flame Dies has received further high praise in Gramophone's May 2014 edition, David Patrick Stearns commenting that the question is not if you like it but if you can tear yourself away from it.

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[Thomas Simaku]
Thomas Simaku

8th April 2014

Simaku's Concerto for Orchestra on Portuguese National Radio

Concerto for Orchestra by Thomas Simaku, the winning work of the International Competition for Lutoslawski 100th birthday, was broadcast yesterday on Portuguese National Radio.

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[Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Gallery, Mvt 11: 'It rubs off']
Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Gallery, Mvt 11: 'It rubs off'

3rd April 2014

Tempo Review of Sadie Harrison's Gallery

Sadie Harrison's Gallery for solo violin has been described as 'a most welcome addition to the repertoire' by Paul Conway, who has reviewed its first performance in the latest edition of Tempo.

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