Erin Thomson is a Scottish composer from the outskirts of Glasgow. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Music specialising in composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Dr Colin Broom.
Recently, Erin was awarded the 2022 Musicians’ Company Silver Medal, the 2021 Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Composition Award for her work ‘Linger to Sea’ for solo violin and reverb, and the 2022 Kimie Composition Prize for her new work ‘The Graceful Art of Walking on Stilts’ for the Campus Trio with support from Live Music Now and the Kimie Trust which will be premiered in January 2023 at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Erin’s first orchestral piece ‘Pentimentum’ was premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
Erin has a passion for community outreach work and has been working alongside organisations such as Sound Scotland, Red Note Ensemble, Live Music Now, Sir James MacMillan and the Cumnock Tryst to make Classical music more accessible.
Musicians’ Company Award: Silver Medal (RCS) 2022
Page Updated: Jun 2023
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