Helen Grime Biography (Wikipedia)
Helen Grime (born 1981) is a Scottish composer whose work, Virga, was selected as one of the best ten new classical works of the 2000s by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Though she was born in York, England, Grime's parents returned to Scotland with her when she was a baby, and spent her early years in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Her grandparents were music teachers in Macduff, Aberdeenshire. Her mother taught music at St. Margaret's School, Edinburgh.
As a youth, Grime learned the oboe with John Anderson, whilst her sister Frances learned violin. Grime began music studies at age 9 at the City of Edinburgh Music School, and continued at age 17 at St Mary's Music School. She played the oboe in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. She started to compose from age 12, where her teachers included Hafliði Hallgrímsson.
Grime continued formal studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM), where she studied composition with Julian Anderson and Edwin Roxburgh and played oboe in the RCM Sinfonietta and RCM Baroque Orchestra. She earned first-class honours and a master's degree from the RCM in 2004. Her other composition teachers included Sally Beamish and Jennifer Martin. She was a 2008 Leonard Bernstein Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (USA). Grime was a Legal and General Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music from 2007 to 2009. She became a lecturer in composition at the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, in January 2010.
- BBC SSO composer talks: Helen Grimehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04w64kd.pnghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04w64kd.png2017-03-08T12:06:00.000ZHelen Grime gives an insight into her writing process.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04w64w3
BBC SSO composer talks: Helen Grime
- Helen Grimehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049bggf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049bggf.jpg2016-10-06T11:49:00.000ZDonald's talking to the young British composer Helen Grime, who has already amassed a body of works written for leading orchestras both in Britain and abroad.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04b4sm6
- Proms interval talk: Composer Helen Grime in conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02527vp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02527vp.jpg2016-08-05T19:46:00.000ZHelen Grime introduces the first part of her new two-part commission, Two Eardley Pictures, and talks about her inspiration and ideas.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043rlpn
Proms interval talk: Composer Helen Grime in conversation
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