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8th October 2015

Sammoutis at Pharos Arts Festival and Milan EXPO 2015 premiere

Evis Sammoutis

Evis Sammoutiswas recently in Cyprus for the activities of the 7th annual Pharos Arts Foundation International Contemporary Music Festival (2 - 11 October), for which he is co-founder and Artistic Director. His recent work Μόρια - Particles for flute, violin and cello receives its world premiere as part of the 2015 Milano EXPO by members of the Divertimento Ensemble.

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8th October 2015


Simon Bainbridge

We are thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed composer Simon Bainbridge is to be published by UYMP. Having been commissioned by André Previn to write a string quartet for the renowned Yale Quartet for the 1972 South Bank Summer Music Festival, Bainbridge went on to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 1997 for his work Ad Ora Incerta (1994.)

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5th October 2015

UYMP to publish David Lancaster's winning work, Rough Cut

David Lancaster

UYMP is delighted to publish David Lancaster's work, Rough Cut.

The solo violin score won the Contemporary Music Research Centre's (CMRC) national Call for Scores 2015.

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28th September 2015

Simaku Broadcast on Austrian National Radio

Lorina Vallaster

Thomas Simaku's award-winning work Soliloquy V - Flauto Acerbo was broadcast on Austrian National Radio, ORF, on 28th September 2015, as part of a programme with highlights from the 2014-15 'Musica Juventutis' series. The piece can be listened to from 19 minutes into the programme.

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22nd September 2015

Ed Hughes and the New Music Players celebrate silent film with '150 years of Alice + 7 World Premieres'

The New Music Players celebrate live ensemble music and early silent film with a new score by artistic director and British Composer Award winner Ed Hughes to the earliest film of Alice in Wonderland, 150 years since the book was published.

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21st September 2015

Quatuor Diotima to premiere Simaku's String Quartet No.5 at HCMF 2015

Thomas Simaku's String Quartet No 5 will receive its world premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on 28th November 2015. Dedicated to Terry Holmes, the piece is commissioned by HCMF especially for Quatuor Diotima, with whom Simaku has collaborated for a number of years now.

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10th September 2015

Jo Kondo named as Eastman School of Music's Howard Hanson Distinguished Visiting Professor

UYMP is delighted to announce that house composer Jo Kondo has been selected as this year's Howard Hanson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Eastman School of Music.

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26th August 2015

"Glittering intensity": glowing reviews for Sadie Harrison

Toccata Classics: Sadie Harrison - 'Solos and Duos for Strings and Piano'

Sadie Harrison's new CD of chamber music has been described as having a 'glittering intensity' by Fiona Maddocks, writing in The Guardian. The review echoes Paul Conway's praise for the 'sensitivity and integrity' of Harrison's piano trio, The Bride's Journey, in a recent concert by the Albany Trio.

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17th July 2015


Robert Saxton's Five Motets has been chosen as one of the winning works of the RPS' 'Encore Choral' scheme for 2016/17. This is Saxton's second 'Encore' performance - his work Yardstick to the Stars was selected in 2011 and performed at Cheltenham Festival. Described by the RPS as the hidden gems of contemporary British choral music and an outstanding selection, the choral works will

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25th June 2015

Sadie Harrison Receives Arts Council England Grant for International Collaboration

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Sadie Harrison has been awarded an Arts Council England Grant from the International Development Fund to support her collaborative work with Cuatro Puntos (US) and the Afghanistan National Institute for Music (ANIM).

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17th June 2015


Toccata Classics: Sadie Harrison - 'Solos and Duos for Strings and Piano'

Sadie's latest CD will be released by Toccata Classics in July 2015. The CD contains a collection of miniatures for violin, viola and piano solos and for violin duets performed by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandilovski, Diana Mathews and Roderick Chadwick.

Martin Anderson of Toccata writes:

'The Australian-British Sadie Harrison is no ordinary composer: she is also an archaeologist and a professional gardener. So it is hardly surprising that a fascination with historical artefacts

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11th June 2015

Lavish praise for Weeks at Spitalfields from The Guardian and The Times

<em>Walled Garden</em> premiere: credit Cheyney Kent

The June 5th concert at Christ Church, Spitalfields, of music by UYMP composer James Weeks has received glowing reviews from The Guardian's George Hall and from Paul Driver of The Sunday Times. Describing the Exaudi/Weeks/Hortus Ensemble combination as 'intricate, subtle and sonically ravishing', Hall praises the performances for bringing 'extraordinary light and colour' to the poetry of the Song of Songs . Mala Punica, eight canonic motets

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