Catz student conducts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Early this year, Catz student Chloe Rooke (2015, Music) took part in a conducting course with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Invited by Martyn Brabbins, a globally reputed conductor and the current music director at the English National Opera, Chloe joined seven other students who are all studying conducting at master’s level or higher at top UK conservatoires. The invitation came after Chloe met Martyn at the Women of the Future Awards back in November, where she was 'highly commended' in the 'Young Star' category.

Honorary Fellow Masaki Orita awarded Japanese order

St Catz Alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Masaki Orita, was recently decorated by HM the Emperor of Japan for his 40 years' service in the Foreign Office. Masaki was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (2nd class), an honour awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in civil or military service.

Honorary Fellow Nicanor Parra dies at 103

It is with sadness we share the news that Chilean poet and physicist Nicanor Parra has died, aged 103, at his home in Las Cruces.

Nicanor, who described himself as an 'anti-poet', shunned traditional poetic techniques and styles, and was one of Latin America's most influential contemporary writers. In 2011 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, and he was proposed on four occasions for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Catz in the US

The Master is delighted to be visiting the US in Spring, as part of the Alumni Weekend in North America, and looks forward to our two drinks receptions being held in San Francisco and New York.

Booking for these events is now closed.

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