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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Diolch, John

Posted on 25 July 2016 by Jessica Kelly

  Our Chamber Choir, with conductor John Hugh Thomas, recently travelled to Germany for performances in Lübeck and Hamburg. John Hugh Thomas announced his retirement from the Choir earlier this year and this trip, the Choir’s first overseas tour, was a fantastic chance for us all to spend time together, learning from each other and performing beautiful choral works
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On the road again

Posted on 7 July 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Victoria Thomas, a soon-to-graduate BMus student, tells us about Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra’s recent tour to Germany and Belgium… Bright and early on 12th June, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra ventured on their second tour to Germany and Belgium with a series of four concerts lined up in which we would perform Sibelius’ Finlandia, Pärt’s If
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