Ruth Gipps: A Centennial Symposium

8th March 2021

5.45pm-6.45pm (UK)

An Online Event

An hour of talks and music marking 100 years since the composer’s birth. Featuring special guests – conductor Adam Stern, pianist Professor John Irving, clarinettist Jane Booth, musicologist Dr Helen Julia Minors and Dr Brittan Braddock

About this EventWho was Ruth Gipps? We will gain some insights into what it was like to work with her and discover what lay beyond the sometimes prickly front of her persona. As well as enjoying performances of three short pieces we will look at her chamber music and wind music in some detail with experts Adam Stern and Dr Brittan Braddock. A panel discussion at the end led by Dr Helen Julia Minors will encompass these themes in the context of Gipps’s role as a female leader in the music world.

The event will include performance of her chamber works for oboe, clarinet, piano and violin performed by Professor John Irving, Jane Booth, Rachel Harwood-White, Caroline Page, Toby Hawks and Helena Ruinard.

To register to attend please go to eventbrite:

Ruth Gipps – A Centennial SymposiumFeaturing special guests – conductor Adam Stern, Professor John Irving, Jane Booth, Dr Helen Minors and Dr Brittan

Presented in Association with Music in New Malden

With best wishes,On behalf of Helena Ruinard and Toby Hawks.

Please send queries via Dr. Minors at and your queries will be passed to Helena Ruinard.