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Cardiff University Orchestra together with their head of school, internationally-renowned concert pianist Kenneth Hamilton, and conductor, Mark Eager, and fellow musicians from the College of Arts at Xiamen University, gave a successful concert in the concert hall of the Science and Art Centre, Xiamen University. Music students from both institutions rehearsed for two days under the […]

Recent reviews of Kenneth Hamilton’s latest CD. Reviewers have praised Professor Kenneth Hamilton’s CD of Ronald Stevenson’s piano works. Guy Rickards in Musical Opinion called it “a splendid introduction to those unfamiliar with this composer…Strongly recommended.” Bruce Reader in The Classical Reviewer said: “Kenneth Hamilton is quite magnificent…One marvels at Stevenson’s creative genius, particularly in […]

Tuesday 7 February 7 pm Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900 Carducci Quartet Martin Roscoe (piano) Webern: Langsamer Satz Webern: Six Bagatelles and String Quartet op. 28 Brahms: Piano Quintet op. 35 Webern’s music, like Brahms’s, reflects a conflict between the intellectual rigour of his composition and its emotional impact — they are very much […]

Cardiff University School Of Music presents Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra Dele Sosimi returns to Cardiff for the third year running with his Afrobeat Orchestra to deliver an afrobeat masterclass/workshop (1pm – 3pm open to the public ) and evening gig. Students in Cardiff University School of Music once again have demanded Dele’s return, this time […]

Musical Portraits: 4 Reardon Smith Theatre, Park Place, National Museum Cardiff John Ireland: The Island Spell Franz Liszt: Concert Study (Un sospiro) Alexander Skryabin: Prelude and Nocturne (for Left Hand alone) Maurice Ravel: Jeux d’eau Bryony White (Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art) introduces the work of Gwen John and Kenneth Hamilton performs works to complement the […]

Professor Kenneth Hamilton has recorded the first in a new series of CD releases dedicated to the piano music of composer Ronald Stevenson. A student and colleague of Stevenson’s, Professor Hamilton performs worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and broadcaster. He has been described following a concerto performance with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra as […]