Thursday 13 October 2016

18-year-old Freya Ireland becomes RPS/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer

Freya Ireland
Freya Ireland
The composer Freya Ireland has been appointed the RPS/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, in association with the Duet Group. A mere 18 years old and just left school, Freya is the recent winner of the inaugural Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Duet Prize for Young Composers. Freya will receive both formal and informal teaching and advice from the Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence, Helen Grime, attending regular rehearsals and concerts, meeting musicians and composers at the Wigmore Hall, and assisting Helen in secondary school workshops. Her apprenticeship begins with Helen Grime Day at the Wigmore Hall (Saturday 15 October) and continues throughout the Wigmore Hall’s 2016/17 season, during which time she will also write a new work.

In 2016, Freya was principal composer for the National Youth Orchestra, having joined the composing section in 2013; her music has been performed by members of the NYO in Birmingham Symphony Hall, Tate Britain, the Royal Festival Hall and other venues.

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