News

  • 1 Jan 2008

    Victoria College of Music Welcomes UYMP Works Onto 2008 Woodwind Syllabus

    The Victoria College of Music, founded in 1890, is an independent examination body which has held examination sessions throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and overseas for more than a century. 

  • 1 Jan 2008

    Thomas Simaku's Insomnio Broadcast on BBC Radio and Online

    Thomas Simaku was a featured composer on BBC Radio 3's flagship contemporary music programme Hear and Now, in an episode devoted to highlights from last year's Huddersfield Festival.

  • 1 Dec 2007

    Luís Tinoco and Terry Jones present Fantastic Tales and Evil Machines

    Luís Tinoco's long standing collaboration with former Monty Python star Terry Jones continues with two exciting projects happening in Lisbon over the coming months. 

  • 1 Dec 2007

    UYMP Composers Take To The Airwaves

    Ed Hughes and Thomas Simaku are to be featured in forthcoming broadcasts on BBC Radio 3's flagship contemporary music programme Hear and Now, in the coming weeks.

  • 1 Sep 2007

    Ed Hughes World Premiere at Glyndebourne

    Ed Hughes has been commissioned by Glyndebourne Education in partnership with Photoworks to collaborate with the visual artist Sophy Rickett and to produce music to accompany her film Auditorium.

  • 1 Sep 2007

    Thomas Simaku - UK Première at Huddersfield 2007

    Thomas Simaku's new work 'Insomnio for fifteen players' will receive its UK première at Huddersfield Festival on 18th November 2007 at St Paul's Hall performed by the Dutch Ensemble Insomnio conducted by Ulrich Pöhl.

  • 1 Sep 2007

    UYMP Composers' CDs Firm Favourites With the Critics

    During the summer, several discs featuring the works of UYMP composers have won favourable attention from the classical music press, and a sample of these excellent reviews are listed below.

  • 1 May 2007

    Thomas Simaku Looks Forward to 2008

    2008 marks Thomas Simaku's 50th Birthday. For many composers this time in life brings with it a period of reflection and a hiatus in writing. Not Simaku; he is writing more furiously than ever, with three substantial orchestral pieces recently completed.

  • 1 May 2007

    Kondo at 60

    UYMP is delighted to celebrate Jo Kondo's 60th Birthday this year. Kondo has had a profound influence on music of our time, his work consistently refusing to be labelled as modernist, minimalist, Japanese or western. 

  • 1 Feb 2007

    Thomas Simaku success in Dublin

    Thomas Simaku has just returned from Dublin where attended a performance of his chamber piece 'Réflexions de la Croix I'. The performance, by the Concorde Ensemble, was held at the Gallery of Modern Arts, Dublin, and was very well received by ensemble and audience alike. The concert will be broadcast on Irish national radio.

  • 1 Feb 2007

    Aberdeen appoints Paul Mealor

    UYMP is delighted to announce that their youngest composer, Paul Mealor, has just been appointed Senior Lecturer in Music by the University of Aberdeen. 

  • 1 Feb 2007

    Tinoco works on poems by 'Alexander Search'

    Luís Tinoco is working flat out on a new commission for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to be premiered at the Estoril Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on 2nd July 2007.