Helen Roe Composer
The British composer Helen Roe was born in 1955. While at school in Durham she had violin and viola lessons with Roger Best, the principal violist of the Northern Sinfonia. She studied composition with David Lumsdaine and Peter Wiegold, and read music at Jesus College, Oxford, going on to take a further degree in composition.
After a three-
Her first broadcast piece was Ash Wednesday (1975), a 20-
Married, with three grown-
A biography of Helen Roe appears in Sophie Fuller's Pandora Guide to Women Composers, Britain and the US, published by Harper Collins.