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As part of their Zeitgeist Commissions the Riot Ensemble commissioned a new piece from Oliver Thurley. For score and information see here. Performance video is below.

The School of Music is seeking scores from composition students at the University of Leeds for workshop and possible concert performance by leading new music tubist, Jack Adler-McKean. Jack has worked with many of the world’s leading contemporary composers, including Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Vinko Globokar, and Georg Friedrich Haas,...

The School of Music is seeking scores from composition students at the University of Leeds for workshop and possible concert performance by leading new music cellist, Séverine Ballon. Séverine has worked with and premiered music by many of the world’s leading contemporary composers, including Chaya Czernowin, Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim,...

I’ve just begun a new composition research project, funded by the AHRC as a Leadership Fellowship. The project runs from Aug 2019 to Jan 2021, and I’m hoping to do as many of the workshops/concerts as I can in Leeds, and make them open for students and others to attend....

Professor Martin Iddon begins a new fellowship project funded by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) The project, developed with Scott McLaughlin and Mic Spencer, will run over the next three years (2019-21). From the project description: ‘In the past ten years, the world of composition has changed radically: young...

Dr Oliver Thurley has been awarded the Kranichstein Music Prize, as part of the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Courses in Germany. The Prize awards laureates for a work/performance the jury judges to be outstanding in terms of quality and impact between two criteria – composition and interpretation. For many, this award...