News

  • 1 May 2005

    Welcome to Hilda Paredes

    Paredes has carved out a distinctive reputation on both sides of the Atlantic as a composer of great vision and individuality. She successfully combines an extensive palette of diverse influences, from her Mexican cultural heritage to modernist European composers such as Ligeti, via Mozart, whose economy of means has had a profound effect on her for several decades.

  • 1 May 2005

    Simaku - Copenhagen Sinfonietta Première

    Thomas Simaku's work Réflexions de la Croix III was given its world première by Peter Sheppard Skaerved and the Athelas Sinfonietta, conducted by Franz Rasmussen, on 30 April 2005 at Den Sorte Diamant Hall in Copenhagen. 

  • 1 Mar 2005

    Philip Venables appointed as Promotions Manager

    UYMP are please to announce the appointment of Philip Venables as their new Promotions Manager. He is based in London and will work to raise the profile of the varied UYMP Catalogue and Composers in London, the U.K. and Europe.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    International Success for York Composer

    Thomas Simaku visited Switzerland for the performance of his String Quartet No 2 at the ISCM - World New Music Days Festival, which took place from 3rd to 12th November 2004. The Arditti Quartet, the world's leading ensemble of contemporary music, performed his piece on 10th November, with great success.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    Simaku awarded second prize in Lutoslawski Award 2004

    Thomas Simaku has been awarded the second prize of the prestigious Lutoslawski Award 2004. His piece 'Voci Celesti per Quartetto d'Archi' was selected from works submitted by 157 candidates from all over the world.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    Sadie Harrison work reaches finals

    Sadie Harrison's new work 'and who now will wake the dead' has reached the finals of the prestigious 'Concours International du Festival Pablo Casals de Prades'.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    Jo Kondo mini-festival

    The music of Jo Kondo will be celebrated in a 'mini-festival' performed by the University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble/director Robin Engelman on Sunday 3 April 2005.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    On Beholding a Rainbow

    This week, NMC Records released a major new recording of orchestral works by Anthony Gilbert. It features his violin concerto, On Beholding a Rainbow, a truly powerful masterpiece, performed by Anthony Marwood and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra under Garry Walker.

  • 1 Mar 2005

    Hyllus World Première

    Thomas Simaku's new work for orchestra Hyllus has been selected by the International Jury for the ISCM - World Music Days / Zagreb Biennale 2005. The world première will be given by the Slovenian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sian Edwards on 21 April at the Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb.

  • 1 Feb 2005

    UYMP Welcomes Luís Tinoco

    UYMP are delighted to announce that the extremely talented Portuguese composer Luís Tinoco has been signed to our catalogue from the beginning of 2005.

  • 1 Feb 2005

    UCTV Premiere for Stars

    Anthony Gilbert's Stars (after M.C. Escher) for recorder and guitar will be given its US premiere on UCTV. UCTV will be broadcasting one-hour selections from the "New Dimensions in Classical Guitar" beginning on February 14th (first prime time airing in California will be on February 19 at 8pm Pacific Time).

  • 1 Feb 2005

    Sadie Harrison wins Grieg Memorial Competition

    UYMP is delighted to announce that Sadie Harrison has won the 9th International Edvard Grieg Memorial Competition for Composers 2005. The winning work 'with what do winter's summers sing?' for female voice and piano will receive three performances this year.