Dr Catherine Hocking is one of only 21 staff members to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Medal. The award recognises the exceptional achievements of the staff and students who have delivered the most exceptional achievement or made the most outstanding contribution to our University community.
Catherine has been the Head of Music Programming since 2005. Under her leadership the Djanogly Recital Hall was recognised by BBC Classical Music as one of the Top Ten Chamber Halls in the UK. In 2012, she co-commissioned Stephen Hough to deliver a brand new contemporary work for solo piano (Sonata No 2), and in 2019 she supported Assistant Professor of Composition Elisabeth Kelly to realise the world premiere of her Opera Losing her Voice with 4 professional soloists and an ensemble of student musicians. She was instrumental in developing a Performance Module and also helped develop a Conducting Module. She also delivers an annual training programme for four musician students in concert management and administration. With support from ABC and NCI she established new connections with Zheijang Conservatory of Music when Lakeside took 22 students to participate in the 2017 TriCampus Arts Festival in China, resulting in a UK Universities tour by Zheijang orchestra in 2018, and a Nottingham residency when Zheijang players joined the UoN Philharmonia in the Albert Hall.
Other winners from humanities include Professor Jonathan Tallant- Head of School, Dr Rob Lambert- lecturer in Environmental History, Tourism and the Environment and history students Georgia Cavanagh and Courtney Clarke.
Posted on Thursday 20th August 2020