News

  • 21 Aug 2017

    James Weeks - Primo Libro premiere

    In New York, on October 7th, the Ekmeles Ensemble will premiere James Weeks’ piece for six voices, Primo Libro, in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession, Manhattan.

  • 17 Aug 2017

    Sadie Harrison - ABRSM Oboe Examination Compositions

    UYMP is very pleased to announce that two compositions by our House Composer, Sadie Harrison, have been chosen by ABRSM as Grade 6 and 7 Oboe examination pieces.

  • 14 Aug 2017

    New Music USA Commission for Evis Sammoutis for 'Nicosia Etudes'

    We are thrilled that earlier this year, Evis Sammoutis was awarded a commission from New Music USA towards the composition of ‘Nicosia Etudes’, a series of 6 etudes for solo violin, composed especially for Peter Sheppard Skaerved.

  • 26 Jul 2017

    Sadie Harrison’s Hällristningsområdet released on Prima Facie Records

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    We are delighted that Sadie Harrison’s new work Hällristningsområdet (Rock Carvings) for solo double bass has just been released on the enterprising label Prima Facie Records (Postcards from Oslo (PFCD071), performed by the Swedish virtuoso Dan Styffe.

    Sadie writes: The area of Tanumshede is situated on the south western coast of Sweden. Archaeologically, it is renowned for its unique series of Bronze Age rock carvings dating from between c. 1800 to 500 BCE.

  • 19 Jul 2017

    Jeremy Dale Roberts

    UYMP is very sad to learn of the death of Jeremy Dale Roberts, a most distinguished composer with whom it was an absolute pleasure to work, and whom we were proud to have in our catalogue.  We offer deepest condolences to his family. 

  • 18 Jul 2017

    PRSF Composers’ Fund award for Sadie Harrison

    We are extremely pleased to announce that Sadie Harrison’s Residency at the Kunstler Bei Wu Sculpture Park in Wessenburg Germany has been generously supported by a grant from The Composers’ Fund from the Performing Rights Society Foundation. The Fund will support her work as the Park’s first Composer-in-Residence, a post evolving over two years within a vibrant, pioneering gallery-studio environment. Located in the marshlands of Wessenberg, the Park’s focus is on German and Australian sculpture with concerts exploring the relationships between music, artworks and landscape.

  • 21 Jun 2017

    Ed Hughes in first Robot Opera

    Ed Hughes has been involved in an exciting new project at the University of Sussex, bringing programming and music together to create singing robots. Hughes wrote the second of two arias with librettist Eleanor Knight entitled, ‘Opposite of Familiarity’.

  • 5 Jun 2017

    Sadie Harrison to feature in Australian Documentary

    On 17 June 2017 the feature length documentary THE STAGING POST (Light Sound Art Film) will be premiered in Sydney with a further screening in Melbourne on 18 June. We are delighted that excerpts from Sadie Harrison’s The Rosegarden of Light CD (Toccata Classics) are being used as part of the soundtrack. The tracks - Bahar nastaran-e bihag (Radio Piece) and Watan Jan (Dear Homeland) are arrangements of a popular Afghan song and dance and are performed by the young ladies of Ensemble Zohra from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, conducted by Camilo Jauregui.

  • 25 May 2017

    Reviews: Mala Punica

    James Weeks’ recent album, Mala punica, has received high praise from reviewers. His most recent premiere, Libro di fiammelle e ombre, has also aired on BBC Radio 3.

  • 25 May 2017

    Broadcast: Tinoco Cello Concerto

    Luis Tinoco's Cello Concerto featuring Filipe Quaresma (soloist) and the Portuguese Symphony cond. by Pedro Neves will be broadcast by the Portuguese radio Antena 2 - RTP, on the 26th July, 9pm. It will be included in the program “Grande Auditório”, produced by Reinaldo Francisco

  • 21 Apr 2017

    UYMP on BBC Radio 3

    Next week, BBC Radio 3 are celebrating Nicola LeFanu in her 70th year on their 'Composer of the Week' programme. As part of the daily broadcast which airs at 12pm and is repeated at 6.30pm, three UYMP composers will have featured works. On Monday 24th April, they play Jeremy Dale RobertsWinter Music taken from the Lontano recording. The show on Tuesday 25th features David Lumsdaine's Blue upon blue with David Pereira on cello. Finally, the penultimate programme on Thursday 27th April, features Sadie Harrison's piece ' ...ballare una passacaglia di ombre...' for solo violin. The track is taken from the Toccata Classics 'Solos and Duos' album featuring Peter Sheppard Skaerved.

  • 4 Apr 2017

    Review: Paredes US tour

    Hilda Paredes' work 'Son dementes cuerdas' has just received a premier performance and tour in the US. Written for guitar and string quartet, the work was performed by the Arditti Quartet and Elliot Fisk. The premiere took place in the Library of Congress on 24th March. The work was well received and one reviewer, Jay Harvey.