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Current PhD students

PhD students in Music come from around the world, with musical interests ranging from soundscape composition, to live electronics.

Find out what some of our PhD students are currently researching using the links below:

  • Rachel Albert – ‘A History of Composer Ascriptions in Western Art Music of the Sixteenth Century’
  • Julián Ávila Sausor – ‘Sound Spatialisation as a Compositional Focus, Employing Interactive Systems in Mixed Media Environments’
  • Chi-Fang Cheng – ‘The Relationship between Beethoven's Pedal Marks and Harmonic Direction/Prolongation’
  • Jinseok Choi - 'Portfolio of Composition'
  • Ruth Davies – ‘The Sketches for Beethoven's Seventh Symphony: Genesis and Evolution’
  • Guillaume Dujat Des Allimes – ‘Portfolio of Electroacoustic Compositions’
  • Hongshuo Fan – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Samuel Flynn – ‘Why Did Rock 'n' Roll Stop Rolling?’
  • William Frampton – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Patrick Friel – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Izabella Goldstein – ‘Songs of the Jewish Underworld in Pre-World War Two Warsaw’
  • Liam Grogan – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Simon Hellewell – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Yunho Jeong – ‘Portfolio of Instrumental Compositions’
  • Ginte Medzvieckaite – ‘Paraphrases of Biblical and Liturgical Texts in Italian Spiritual Madrigal in the Context of Wider Poetic and Religious Tendencies’
  • Falk Morawitz – ‘Recording the Nanoverse: Molecular Sounds as a New Catalyst for Music Composition and Tool for Raising Social Awareness of Environmental and Biochemical Issues of Global Importance’
  • Anna Neale – ‘The Composition and Context of Beethoven's `Grosse Fuge' Op. 133’
  • James Nissen – “Unveiling WOMAD's Human Face': Towards a Critical Ethnography of WOMAD’
  • Harry Ovington – ‘World Audification - Environmental Datasets and Indigenous Instrumentation to Sculpt Musical Compositions'
  • Maria Palapanidou – ‘Exploring Timbre and Structure through a Systematic Three-dimensional Composition Tool'
  • Philip Robinson – ‘The Soviet Symphony, 1945-1950: Analysis, Hermeneutics, and Cultural Discourse’
  • Adriana Ruiz Hurtado – ‘Portfolio of Electroacoustic Compositions’
  • Stephan Schönlau – ‘The Ground Bass in Restoration England’
  • Richard Scott – ‘Hybrid Strategies for Electroacoustic Music Composition and Improvisation’
  • Yuyan Wang – ‘The Evolution of Keyboard Slurs - A Beethovenian Perspective'
  • Yuhao Wu – ‘Portfolio of Compositions’
  • Jos Van Der Zanden – ‘Graecophile Beethoven - A Study of Beethoven's Interest in Graeco-Roman Antiquity and the Impact of this on his Life and Music’
  • James Vail – ‘The Cassette Revival in the Digital Age’