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 …
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.
Elliott Carter: Canon for 4 – Homage to William
Pierre Boulez: Dérive 1
Peter Maxwell Davies: Unbroken Circle
Helen Grime: Piano Concerto (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment & Wigmore Hall co-commission) *
Helen Grime: A Cold Spring (Aldeburgh Music, BCMG and Sue Knussen Trust co-commission 2009)
Elliott Carter: Triple Duo
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Piano: Huw Watkins *
£10 – £30 plus booking fee*
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Wigmore Hall is fully wheelchair accessible. There is level access from Wigmore Street into the auditorium, the restaurant and lower ground floor facilities are accessible by lift and there is a fully accessible toilet on the lower ground floor. Wigmore Hall is equipped with a Loop to help hearing aid users receive clear sound without background noise. Patrons are welcome to take hearing and guide dogs dogs into the Auditorium.