Wigmore Hall marks the start of Helen Grime’s term as its first female Composer in Residence with a day devoted to her art. The Scottish composer, born in 1981, is known for her creative voice and her music’s lyrical beauty. Her compositions have touched and inspired audiences at home in the UK and internationally.
Helen Grime has been commissioned by such prestigious ensembles and organisations as the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra, Aldeburgh Festival, Hallé and Tanglewood Music Center, and for such notable occasions as the 75th anniversary of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Her music has been championed by leading conductors Pierre Boulez, Sir Mark Elder and Daniel Harding, and broadcast by the BBC on both Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Throughout the 2016/17 Season, Helen Grime will also give formal and informal teaching and advice to the current RPS/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, Freya Ireland.