Judging Chopin: notes from the jury

25 Sep 2015

As 82 of the world’s most accomplished young pianists gather in Poland for the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Juror and College Fellow Professor John Rink reflects on the challenges and rewards of selecting the winning performances.

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The art of Bach: Angela Hewitt comes to Cambridge

05 Apr 2014

One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt, is coming to Cambridge later this month to tackle Bach’s The Art of Fugue, a composition so challenging that it is rarely performed. She will also give a masterclass for students and take part in a public symposium.

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Music in the making

01 Oct 2013

An investigation into how musicians find creative inspiration has identified four key ingredients needed for creative expression. It also shows that musicians may be at their most inspired when they step away from their instruments and think about music in different ways.

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The un-Limited Edition

21 May 2013

Emerging new digital editions at Cambridge are effecting a sea-change in the nature of the scholarly edition, radicalising access to vital source materials and opening up new possibilities for research.

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The virtual Chopin

01 Mar 2013

One of the greatest composers of the 19th century, Fryderyk Chopin, had an irrepressible creative imagination, and his music experienced continual evolution as a result. Now, a new online resource is bringing the many versions of his compositions together in one place, opening up new possibilities for performers, listeners and researchers alike.

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The virtual Chopin

13 Feb 2013

One of the greatest composers of the 19th century, Fryderyk Chopin, had an irrepressible creative imagination, and his music experienced continual evolution as a result. Now, a new online resource is bringing the many versions of his compositions together in one place, opening up new possibilities for performers, listeners and researchers alike.

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Six hours of total performance

14 Jul 2011

A “total immersion” event in Cambridge this weekend marks the climax of a conference examining the work of performers and their creative role in making music.

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Creative research on musical performance

01 Sep 2009

A pioneering research centre studying live musical performance as creative practice launches in the Faculty of Music in October with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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