New Composer Initiative Announced

18-year-old Freya Ireland appointed RPS/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, in association with the Duet Group.

Freya IrelandAs part of its commitment to providing professional development opportunities for a new generation of outstanding musical talent, the Royal Philharmonic Society has joined forces with Wigmore Hall to nurture the talents of 18-year-old Freya Ireland, recent winner of the inaugural RPS Duet Prize for Young Composers.

Freya will benefit from both formal and informal teaching and advice from Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence, Helen Grime. She will attend regular rehearsals and concerts, meet musicians and composers at Wigmore Hall, and assist Helen in secondary school workshops. Her apprenticeship begins with Helen Grime Day at Wigmore Hall (this Saturday – 15 October) and continues throughout Wigmore Hall’s 2016/17 Season, during which time she will also write a new work.