Women Composers

Composers from Ireland

John Field

July 26, 1782 -

Romantic Period

Irish pianist and composer John Field began his music studies as a boy with his father. He made his first public appearance at the piano at the age of 9. One year later, his family decided to move to London so that he could study with famed composer Muzio Clementi. As an adult, Field settled in Russia where he led a successful life. He was known for his ability to perform expressively, and this quality carried over into many of his better-known compositions. Chopin was later influenced by Field’s work.

 


Hamilton Harty

December 04, 1879 -

Modern Period

Hamilton Harty was first introduced to music at a young age by his father. He learned to play the viola, piano, and would often play organ at church. Later on, he moved to London where he became better known as a conductor and accompanist. Harty conducted for many prominent orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra’s 1912–1913 season. In 1920 he began his role as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra where he remained until 1933. During this time, he introduced the orchestra to many new works.

 


Joan Trimble

June 18, 1915 -

Modern Period

Joan Trimble was born in Enniskillen, Ireland. As a student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, she was awarded scholarships in piano, violin and composition. She then studied with Ralph Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London. Joan and her sister Valerie toured as a two-piano duo.

 


Women Composers

Composers from Ireland

John Field

July 26, 1782 -

Romantic Period

Irish pianist and composer John Field began his music studies as a boy with his father. He made his first public appearance at the piano at the age of 9. One year later, his family decided to move to London so that he could study with famed composer Muzio Clementi. As an adult, Field settled in Russia where he led a successful life. He was known for his ability to perform expressively, and this quality carried over into many of his better-known compositions. Chopin was later influenced by Field’s work.

 


Hamilton Harty

December 04, 1879 -

Modern Period

Hamilton Harty was first introduced to music at a young age by his father. He learned to play the viola, piano, and would often play organ at church. Later on, he moved to London where he became better known as a conductor and accompanist. Harty conducted for many prominent orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra’s 1912–1913 season. In 1920 he began his role as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra where he remained until 1933. During this time, he introduced the orchestra to many new works.

 


Joan Trimble

June 18, 1915 -

Modern Period

Joan Trimble was born in Enniskillen, Ireland. As a student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, she was awarded scholarships in piano, violin and composition. She then studied with Ralph Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London. Joan and her sister Valerie toured as a two-piano duo.

 


 

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