NEWS: Grace awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize

NEWS: Grace awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize

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.

NEWS: Shortlist for ISCM World Music Days FESTIVAL 2018, Beijing

NEWS: Shortlist for ISCM World Music Days FESTIVAL 2018, Beijing

Grace is pleased to have been shortlisted for the British Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days Festival 2018 in partnership with Sound and Music, for her orchestral work 'KINTSUKUROI: (Golden Repair)'.

BLOG: 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (Masterclasses)

BLOG: 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (Masterclasses)

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!

BLOG: 'The Rosy Hearth'

BLOG: 'The Rosy Hearth'

Yesterday afternoon my new piece, 'The Rosy Hearth', was premiered in the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, by Ranald McCusker (tenor voice) and Elin Rees (piano). It was commissioned by the RNCM for their 'Day of Song' festival, which was a wonderful exploration into composers who were inspired by great poets. The concert, titled 'An Exquisite Hour',featured works that set texts by Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire and Heinrich Heine.