BCMG’s relationship with Helen Grime stretches back to the 2009 premiere of her three-movement work A Cold Spring. One of the UK’s leading young composers, Grime’s music was performed at the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2015. In January 2016, Grime was announced as Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence for its 16/17 and 17/18 seasons.

Built around the premiere of Grime’s Sound Investment Piano Concerto – written for the virtuosic Huw Watkins – are tributes to Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies, all significant influences on Helen’s music.

Grime counts Oliver Knussen among her mentors and shares his eloquence, but her palette is all her own … She writes as though her music needs to be told …

The Guardian 

Carter’s 1982 Triple Duo is Grime’s favourite piece by this late great composer. Commissioned for Peter Maxwell Davies’ performing group The Fires of London, this scintillating work sees three pairs of instruments vie to express their own ideas and moods.

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