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Professor Graham Barber

Professor Graham Barber

Professor Emeritus

Graham Barber was born in Stratford, East London and studied music at the University of East Anglia and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Appointed lecturer at Leeds University in 1981, he was subsequently Head of Department (1995-2001) and, from 1998, Professor of Performance Studies. From 2006 - 2009 he was a part-time Senior Fellow, at the same time holding an Open Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. On his retirement in 2009 he was appointed Professor Emeritus in recognition of his service to the University.


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David Fligg

David Fligg

Project Consultant (Performing the Jewish Archive)

Main research area is the music of the Terezín(Theresienstadt) prison camp and ghetto, particularly the music of Gideon Klein.


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Professor Peter Holman

Professor Peter Holman

Professor Emeritus

Peter Holman studied at King's College, London with Thurston Dart, and founded the pioneering early music group Ars Nova while a student. He is now director of The Parley of Instruments and the choir Psalmody, and musical director of Opera Restor'd. He is a leading figure in the musical life of the Essex-Suffolk borders, directing Essex Baroque Orchestra and the Suffolk Villages Festival.


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Simon Humphrey

Simon Humphrey

Visiting Lecturer in Music Technology

Simon has been a top-flight music recording engineer for nearly forty years and continues to record and produce music based at the ChairWorks studio complex in West Yorkshire.
Simon has had a unique and varied career in music recording as an engineer, producer, musician, programmer and studio builder and his love of the recording process is as undiminished today as when he first assisted on his first session in 1973 (for the Shadows' Tony Meehan & Jet Harris). He was indeed fortunate to serve his apprenticeship as assistant to two recording engineer legends, Mike Ross-Trevor and Elliot Mazer.

S.Humphrey@leeds.ac.uk

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Dr George Kennaway

Dr George Kennaway

Visiting Research Fellow

Co-principal cello, Orchestra of Opera North, 1980-2008; post-doctoral research assistant, CHASE project, 2008-2012; Director of Musc, University of Hull, 2014-. Interests - theory and historiography of performance practice, Baltic music, opera, nationalism.

/ 07952 597420

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Dr Eno Koco

Dr Eno Koco

Eno Koço was born in Tirana, the capital of Albania, into a musical family. His father was a baritone and his mother a prominent soprano with an international reputation. Eno Koço now lives in Leeds, and conducts throughout Britain. He has been the principal conductor of the orchestra of the School of Music at the University of Leeds for 19 years, directing many major works including recordings of music by V. Williams, Tippett and Philip Wilby.


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Rodrigo Ramírez

Rodrigo Ramírez

Visiting Research Assistant

Rodrigo is a Visual Arts – Digital Arts Masters student visiting from the “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México” (UNAM) based in Mexico City.
During his visit here at the School of Music he is being mentored by Dr Alex McLean at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM). Rodrigo is continuing to develop his research on "codepoetry gap" which delves into reflection, suggesting "understand programming algorithms as a potential poetry".

mcrirv@leeds.ac.uk
School of Music, room 1.12

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Professor Richard Rastall

Professor Richard Rastall

Professor Emeritus

Richard Rastall read music at Christ's College Cambridge, followed by the MusB in Composition and Musicology; then he took a doctorate at Manchester University. He came to Leeds in 1967 as an Assistant Lecturer, and retired in 2006 as Professor of Historical Musicology.


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Professor Julian Rushton

Professor Julian Rushton

Professor Emeritus

Julian Rushton studied at Cambridge and for his doctorate at Oxford, supervised by J.A. Westrup. He taught at the University of East Anglia and subsequently at Cambridge, holding a fellowship at King's (1974-81), before being appointed to the West Riding Chair of Music at the University of Leeds.


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Dr Franco Sciannameo

Dr Franco Sciannameo

Visiting Professor of Applied Musicology

franco@andrew.cmu.edu

Born in Italy, Violinist, Musicologist and Cultural Historian Franco Sciannameo studied in Rome at the Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” (D.M. in Violin Performance, Literature, and Pedagogy), and later at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He holds advanced degrees in Historical Musicology and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dr Simon Warner

Dr Simon Warner

Lecturer in Popular Music Studies

Simon Warner has been a journalist, critic and academic. He teaches the culture and history of post-war Anglo-American popular music. He has a particular interest in the Beat Generation writers - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and others - and their associations with key rock musicians - Dylan and the Beatles, David Bowie and Tom Waits, Patti Smith and Kurt Cobain and more. His book, Text and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (Bloomsbury, 2013), explores these interactions. In 2013 he was a member of the team which launched Louder Than Words, the festival of popular music writing, in Manchester (see louderthanwordsfest.com).

/ 0113 343 8235
School of Music, room 2.18
Office hours: Thursday 11am - 12 noon

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Professor Philip Wilby

Professor Philip Wilby

Professor Emeritus

Born in Pontefract, Philip Wilby was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. He attributes the awakening of his interest in composition to Herbert Howells, whose extra-curricular composition classes he attended whilst a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra. His commitment to composition developed further in Oxford and continued afterwards when working as a professional violinist. He joined the staff at Leeds University at the invitation of Alexander Goehr in 1972.


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Julia Zupancic

Julia Zupancic

Visiting Research Assistant

Julia is a PhD student visiting from the University of Munich. She is currently investigating how the idea of progress in music is discussed in post-war Germany (1949–1961). Her main research interests lie in 19th- and 20th-century music with special regard to aesthetics.

J.K.Zupancic@leeds.ac.uk
School of Music, room 1.16

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