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Gribbin, Deirdre 




Deirdre Gribbin is an Irish composer, whose work has been described as “astonishingly accomplished” and “pure magic” and “so powerfully expressive that it communicates its meaning instantly” by Richard Morrison in The Times, for her Aldeburgh produced opera “Hey Persephone!” which won The Arts Foundation Award for Opera, and Northern Arts Outstanding Artist Award.

‘Hearing Your Genes Evolve’ for string quartet featuring in a Filmtank Production, ‘The Dark Gene’ was nominated for a Berlinale Film Festival Documentary Prize. Other awards include the Chester Schirmer Fulbright Fellowship, UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers Award for my orchestral work ‘Empire States’, a Leverhulme Fellowship, a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship, a Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, a PRS Women Make Music Award for ‘Reflected Glory’, a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in and a PRS Composers’ Award in 2020.

Her orchestral work was recorded for the lyric fm label ‘Irish Composers Series’ and her chamber music CD, ‘Island People’ was recorded for NMC. Richard Whitehouse in Gramophone wrote “the chamber domain seems ideally suited to her often inward and intimate manner of expression…it traverses a wide emotional range …a release that is cordially recommended to Gribbin admirers and newcomers alike.”

A Contemporary Music Network Tour of ‘Venus Blazing’ her violin concerto featured stage direction by Lou Stein and lighting by Bruce Springsteen’s designer Jeff Ravitz. The Guardian wrote that the composer is “A charismatic voice in new music”.

Her orchestral work has been commissioned and performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Northern Sinfonia, Danish Radio Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and Saarbrucken Radio Orchestra. In 2001 her orchestral work ‘Unity of Being’ commissioned by The Ulster Orchestra opened the ‘UK with NY’ Festival in New York City after the terrorist attack of 9/11.

She is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast and Guildhall School of Music, London. She received her doctorate from the University of London. She subsequently was a Visiting Arts Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She is a lecturer in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Deirdre has always been interested in the juxtaposition of drama and concert music. Her second opera, ‘Crossing the Sea’, premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2008. She has written extensively for radio, including music for BBC Drama productions of ‘Embers’ starring Patrick Stewart and ‘The Possessed’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Her piece for solo cello, ‘Reflected Glory’ was a recipient of the PRS Woman in Music award and premiered at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She has written the score for the feature film ‘My Kingdom’ which starred Richard Harris and was nominated for a Screen International Award.

In 2019 her two new piano trios ‘After the Eagle and ‘Did you see and Angel Also?’ were premiered by the Amatis Trio for BBC Radio 3. In 2020 she was featured at ‘Focus Festival’ New York, in New Zealand, Hong Kong, San Francisco and, with Patricia Rosario, in Mumbai. She has just finished 3 songs in the Irish language for The Irish Songbook Collection, which will be published online by CMC. ‘Dark Matter Hunting’ for The Doric quartet will be premiered in 2022. ‘Kindersang’ will be performed in New York in 2022.



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