As part of the Southbank Centre’s SoundState Festival in January, the Eblana String Trio premiered Mason’s new work Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses, which was inspired by words from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Posthumous Fragments. The work was commissioned by the Park Lane Group and was described as a ‘beautiful and muscular piece’ in the recent four-star Guardian Review.
Grace is pleased to have been featured on this BBC Bitesize page for Key Stage 1&2 school children (aged 4-11), which was written and compiled by VividEchoUK based on a short interview conducted back in August. A fantastic resource to inspire the next generation exploring a diverse range of exciting careers through the study of both STEM and creative subjects.
In the year that the RPS Composition Prize for young composers turns 70, the Royal Philharmonic Society has commissioned new works for leading ensembles and festivals across the UK. Grace is honoured to have been awarded a commission to write a new chamber work to be premiered at the Cheltenham Music Festival in 2019.
Grace is very pleased to have been commissioned to write a new work for the London Symphony Orchestra's Community Choir, which consists of 120 mixed-ability singers who make up a diverse cross-section of the local community, to be premiered on Friday 16 November 2018 in a concert themed around remembrance.
Over summer I was delighted to have been busy writing my one act chamber opera entitled ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, which was commissioned by the Helios Collective as part of their ‘formations’ 2016 events in collaboration with ENO and KCL. I have always loved the short story of the same name by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and I have harboured the wish to turn it into an opera for about 2 years!
On November 1st, my new piece for string quartet and electronics, '..By The Atmosphere Of A Room', was performed as part of the 'Decontamination' concert series. The work was commissioned by Larry Goves, the curator of the series, for a concert inspired by the works of Pierre Boulez and David Bowie.