MSI Premiere Composer, Kit Grahame....
Kit Grahame was born in 1985 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. His mother a piano teacher, he was introduced to music at an early age, and has always had an interest in composition. He was examined in Solo Piano through the Trinity College London and completed his Higher School Certificate in Music in 2002, with an emphasis on Composition. He also played clarinet in community bands and orchestras, and has sung with various community and semi-professional vocal ensembles during high school and university.
Grahame has performed at the Shoalhaven City Eisteddfod regularly since he was eight years old, including entering the Open Composition section on two occasions, most recently being awarded Highly Commended with a score of 83% in 2004, for "Lux æterna", sung by Nina Morrison, a local vocal teacher and professional singer. He has been invited to perform his composition with Nina again for the consecration ceremony of the chapel at a local high school.
Some of Grahame's compositions and arrangements have been performed by choirs in NSW and ACT, including most notably Raised Voices, a 20-member a'cappella group based in the Shoalhaven area (performed "àpán ìgola" at the Major's Creek Folk Festival in 2002); and the Australian National University Choral Society (SCUNA), (performed "Weihnachtslied" for their Christmas Concert in 2004.) Thanks to the SibeliusMusic website, he has received an offer from the Chamber Singers, Inc. in Northeast Ohio, to premiere "Stabat Mater" in October 2005. Recordings will be made available via the SibeliusMusic website in the near future.
Grahame has recently completed his most challenging work yet, "Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum", which has already been received with interest by local musicians. He is currently working on setting the Ancient Greek text of the Nicene Creed, "πιστεύω εἰς ἕνα Θεόν" ("Pisteuo eis hena Theon"), in which he will explore new and interesting harmonic and rhythmic ideas.
A quote from Dr J.D. Goddard, Founder and Artistic Director of Master Singers, Inc. of Northeast Ohio & Chamber Singers, Inc. on "Stabat Mater":