News

  • 6 Nov 2017

    Jeremy Dale Roberts to be remembered at the 2017 British Composer Awards

    BASCA will remember the late Jeremy Dale Roberts, who passed away on 11 July this year, at the 2017 British Composer Awards with a performance of selected short pieces from Croquis for String Trio.

  • 4 Nov 2017

    Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

    Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.The work will be performed by Egli Prifti, who has focused on Simaku’s works as part of his doctoral programme.

  • 3 Nov 2017

    Prima Facie release Sadie Harrison's CD 'Return of the Nightingales'

    We are delighted to announce the Prima Facie release of Return of the Nightingales: Music for Solo Piano (PFCD072), featuring eight world premiere recordings of solo piano works by Sadie Harrison, composed between 2012 and 2017. The CD will be released on 17 November 2017.

  • 26 Oct 2017

    James Weeks – World Premiere Reviews

    Here at UYMP, we are delighted to announce that James Weeks has received fantastic reviews following the world premiere of his works Primo Libro and Libro di fiammelle e ombre.

  • 5 Oct 2017

    Why is gender still an issue in music? - Hilda Paredes

    On 23 November, 2017, at the Creative Arts Building in Huddersfield, Hilda Paredes will participate in a panel which will address why gender is still an issue in music and how the music community can work to break down these barriers.

  • 2 Oct 2017

    ‘The Scream’ for String Orchestra - Thomas Simaku – World Premiere

    Based on Edvard Munch’s iconic painting, Thomas Simaku’s new work, The Scream, will receive its world premiere in Cambridge on 17 November 2017. It will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury. 

    Of this substantial piece lasting 20 minutes, Thomas Simaku writes:

    ‘The iconic painting by Edvard Munch was the main impulse for writing this piece - hence the title. Its “silent scream” whose echo spans (and can be heard) well beyond the painting's time and frame, struck a chord with me for its resonance with our modern times.

    In no way programmatic, the music here focuses on the concentrated form of expression that emanates from the space, the colours, and the gritty intensity of the “deafening silence” in Munch's painting.

     

  • 26 Sep 2017

    Violin Muse CD release

    On 20th October, Madeleine Mitchell’s new CD, Violin Muse, which features new music by British composers,will launch. This CD features the work Aurea Luce which was written by our house composer, Sadie Harrison, for Madeleine.

  • 14 Sep 2017

    20th London New Wind Festival goes International!

    UYMP is very pleased to report that Catherine Pluygers has announced the programme for the 20th London New Wind Festival, which for the first time is featuring international composers.

  • 1 Sep 2017

    Jo Kondo - 70th Birthday Concert

    Here at UYMP, we are very pleased to announce that a chamber concert, on Tuesday 31st October 2017, will be held at the Tokyo Opera City to celebrate our house composer, Jo Kondo’s 70th birthday.

  • 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.