Gipps, Ruth

Ruth Dorothy Louisa Gipps (1921–1999), United Kingdom

 

Oboist, pianist, conductor, and composer. A musical prodigy who composed her first piece at the age of eight. She studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and at Durham University for Gordon Jacob and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Later she taught at Trinity College, London, at the Royal College of Music, and at Kingston Polytechnic.

She composed many orchestral works (including five symphonies) as well as chamber, piano, choral, and vocal pieces.

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