Lauren Sourbutts

Lauren Sourbutts


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My time in Krakow by Katie Renker

Posted on 2 October 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

Katie Renker, spent a semester at Jagiellonian University, in Krakow to study music “So when do you go back to Cardiff?” “I don’t” “Sorry?” “I’ve decided I’m moving to Poland” “Exams go that badly?” This is an entirely fictional conversation, but I feel like it accurately depicts many friends and family members reaction when I
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Cardiff Guitar Festival

Cardiff Guitar Festival

Posted on 30 May 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

The Cardiff Guitar Festival was founded in 2016 by School of Music alumnus Chris Roberts during his second year at Cardiff University, with his former teacher Brian Firkins of Cardiff Music School. The festival has a strong educational focus, alongside providing inspiring concerts by some of the finest guitar talent currently on offer. Over the
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City of Stars

Posted on 12 March 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

City of Stars by Thomas Haslehurst (MA in Composition) Back in November 2017, a small group of PG students gathered in the Small Lecture Room to discuss an exciting opportunity, regarding the development of a fresh style of concert in conjunction with the School of Music. Fast forward four months and we are only one
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Nanputuo Si Temple, Xiamen, China

My time in Xiamen, China by Thomas Phillips

Posted on 23 October 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

Third year BMus student Thomas Phillips first visited Xiamen, China with the University Orchestra in February 2017. He then returned in June to spend his summer at Xiamen University at the University of Columbia Teachers College Course. Here he tells us of his experience… When I returned to Cardiff after my last visit to Xiamen
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