Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970)


Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970)

Dates: 27th-28th May, 2010.


Institution: University of Huddersfield.

Contact details: e mail: or, or phone: 01484 859050.

Closing date for submission of abstracts for papers (250 words): 30th January, 2010.

It is intended that the conference will explore the output of this distinguished Catalan composer from his earliest acknowledged works to the radically modernist instrumental and electronic compositions of his final years. One keynote speaker is Prof. Michael Russ of Huddersfield University and Prof. Roger Reynolds of the University of California at San Diego has been invited. On a more personal note invitations have been accepted by two friends of Gerhard, Pietat Homs, the daughter of his pupil and biographer, and Dr. Rosemary Summers, the current executor of his estate. In addition Meirion Bowen, the editor of Gerhard on Music also intends to participate.

Two concerts are being organised, one focusing on Gerhard's chamber music and one on his electronic works.

Abstracts for papers should be submitted to either of the above e mail contacts, or: (by post): Dr. Monty Adkins, Dept. of Music, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD13DH.