'Composing is almost like a duty to an idea, the completion of which is incomparably satisfying.'
Dide Siemmond also composes music. Having dedicated much of earlier years to music in its various forms – predominantly composing, playing violin and singing – she focussed more of her initial young adult life on writing books instead. Later, she decided to merge her two main passions together, creating one hybrid work using a compositional method she invented herself. She has also composed a collection of conceptual music, exploring the role and development of music and how it is presented in our changing and increasingly conceptual artistic world, and a piece of music for exhibitive purposes combining classical instruments with coral sounds based on recordings gathered from the Coral Reef, Australia.
Additionally, in her youth, she composed music for students from the Royal Ballet School and the London School for Contemporary Dance, a short piano piece for the re-launch of the Brambly Hedge children’s books, which got featured on the local radio, and participated in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s digital composition course, which led to an interview with The Sunday Times, a TV interview and a personal life-size photo in the Royal Festival Hall. She studied violin with Jascha Heifetz's protégé Pierre Amoyal, Hugh Maguire, Hilary Sturt and Pamela Spofforth, composition with Avril Anderson, singing with Elspeth Davidson and piano with Janet Barwell. She has performed in solo, chamber, orchestral and choral engagements internationally, from the Berliner Philharmonika to the Royal Festival Hall and Snape Maltings, as well as participating in internationally renowned masterclasses, courses and residencies, such as at the Mozarteum in Salzburg or Dartington in the UK.
If you would like to see examples of her music, receive more information about the details of her musical history or get into contact with her about her composing or music-making, please go to the 'Contact' page and email her. For legal and copyright purposes, she does not exhibit her musical work here.