Madeleine Dring


Madeleine Dring was born on the 7th of September, 1923 in London. She won scholarships to study at the Royal College of Music in both the junior and senior departments - where she studied composition under a range of tutors.

Not only a composer, Dring was a keen theatrical performer, as well as a painist and singer. She often combined her her passions, writing and composing for the theatre.

She married a professional Oboist - Roger Lord - for whom she wrote a nuimber of instrumental works. While having a large output, she generally avoided large scale works (possibly due to family commitments) - prefering to focus on shorter forms and chamber ensembles.

[Biography adapted from Grove Music Online]