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Cardiff University
Symphony Orchestra


CUSO is an undergraduate and postgraduate orchestra auditioned annually from the whole of Cardiff University. CUSO aims to provide students with challenging repertoire and professional coaching to enhance the overall educational experience. High profile concerts are regularly given in venues such as St. David’s Hall and the BBC Hoddinott Hall. Recent repertoire includes Bartok - Miraculous Mandarin Suite; Brahms - Symphony No. 3; Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 and Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring.

The School of Music at Cardiff University is one of the most vibrant in the UK. It is home to about 240 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate students, 17 full-time and almost as many part-time academic staff, five academic support staff, and a large number of part-time tutors, many of whom are members of the BBC National Orchestral of Wales or Welsh National Opera. The School has a high reputation, monitored by external examiners and assessors, for the quality of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The School of Music is also noted for the international significance of its research


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