The UYMP office is operating with very limited hours while staff are on furlough. You can still obtain music from our catalogue in the usual way, from Musicroom.com, and hire from our agent Wise Music Classical. Please contact UYMP composers directly, via their own websites, if you have any queries.

Sadie Harrison and Alex Wilson awarded Ambache Charitable Trust grant

We are delighted that pianist Alex Wilson has commissioned house composer Sadie Harrison to write a substantial new work, generously supported by a grant from the Ambache Charitable Trust. The collaboration came about after Alex’s recent release of a Toccata Classics CD of works by the little-known Australian composer Frederick Septimus Kelly, who died at the Battle of the Somme aged 35. Sadie's pieces are designed to be interspersed between Kelly’s piano works, illuminating diary entries that he wrote throughout his life, chronologically arranged.

International acclaim for Thomas Simaku’s new album

Thomas Simaku’s new album of chamber music, con-ri-sonanza, released by the Swedish label BIS Records in November 2020, has captured the attention of the music press and radio stations alike. Performed by Quatuor Diotima and Joseph Houston, two works from this album were featured on French national radio, France Musique, which described Simaku’s music as ‘astonishing’, in a programme of contemporary music broadcast on 7 February 2021.

In Conversation with Anne Boyd - live event

Live Event: Monday 1st February 2021, 9.00am-10.00am GMT

Watch the event here 

Internationally-renowned composer Anne Boyd will be in conversation with composer Thomas Metcalf, discussing her life and music ahead of a performance of her String Quartet No. 2 ’Play on the Water’ later this year as part of the TORCH project ‘Pixelating the River’: Engagement with Contemporary Music through Graphical Inputs, played by the Kreutzer Quartet, alongside a new work by Thomas Metcalf.

2021
March
7 March 2021

Satoko Inoue (pno)

Time
7:00 PM
Location
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Featuring
Jo Kondo

Pomegranate

Jo Kondo

Jo Kondo

Interlude

Jo Kondo

Jo Kondo

Caccia soave

Jo Kondo

Jo Kondo

A Contemplation

Jo Kondo

Jo Kondo

In Autumn

Jo Kondo

10 March 2021

Maki Ohta (voice), Dogen Kinowaki (fl), Keizo Mizoiri (db)

Location
Ohmi Gakudo, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan
Featuring
Jo Kondo

Bonjin

Jo Kondo

October
2 October 2021

Gemini Ensemble, with Ian Mitchell and Caroline Balding

Time
7:00 PM
Location

Late Music York, Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

Featuring
Sadie Harrison

Fire in Song

Sadie Harrison

9 October 2021

Duncan Honeybourne

Location
Howden Minster, East Yorkshire
Featuring
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