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  • Dr Arlene Sierra

    I am an American-born composer of contemporary classical music, and have written works to commission for everything from instrumental and vocal solos to large ensembles, symphony orchestra, opera, and music for film and dance.

    Recent premieres include Game of Attrition for the New York Philharmonic, Insects in Amber for the Cheltenham Festival, and Moler for the Seattle Symphony.

    Academic School: Music

    Areas of Expertise: 20th century, Composer, Composition, European, International, Opera, Orchestra

  • Dr Keith Chapin

    A native of Fairbanks, Alaska, I developed early interests in music, languages and literature, and the sciences. I studied at Yale University, earning both a BA in music and a MMus in viola performance. I earned my PhD at Stanford University.

    Before coming to Cardiff University in 2011, I taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2001-2002), Fordham University (New York City, 2002-2007), and the New Zealand School of Music (Wellington, 2008-2011). I have continued to perform intermittently as a chamber musician.

    I have published widely on issues of aesthetics and the history of music theory between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, and have focused in particular on the aesthetics of counterpoint, the German musical appropriation of French literary classicism, and the music criticism of E. T. A. Hoffmann.

    Academic School: Music

    Areas of Expertise: 19th century, Composer, Culture, European, International, Language, Musicology, Opera, Orchestra

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  • Professor Rachel Cowgill


    I work in the area of cultural musicology, exploring the place, practice and meaning of music in its cultural, historical and political contexts. I have published widely on British music and musical life from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century; opera studies; music, conflict and memorialisation; Mozart reception and canon formation; and gender, sexuality and identity in music.

    Academic School: Music

    Areas of Expertise: 19th century, 20th century, Culture, European, History, Musicology, Opera, Performance, Religion

  • Professor Kenneth Hamilton

    I am a concert pianist, writer and broadcaster, with specialisms in 19th-20th century music (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Busoni etc), piano performance-practice, and concert practice in general.

    Academic School: Music

    Areas of Expertise: 19th century, 20th century, European, Musicology, Opera, Orchestra, Performance