‘ … Music that is active and teems with incident while compelling in the complexity of colour, rhythm and yearning expressiveness. Her deft handling of a large orchestra is also a joy in music that seems to resonate within itself, secrets enshrined therein […] Near Midnight is singularly impressive.’
‘Glittery, incisive, full of leaping lines and incandescent climaxes’
‘The writing is finely textured, dense but airy, ornamental but never decorative.’
‘Compelling works which all bear the distinctive voice of this young composer, here championed with real commitment and the Hallé (and, indeed, NMC). A strong recommendation’
Gramophone Editor’s Choice
‘Excellent performances… glistening coloristic orchestral palette and unerring sense of pacing – with strong gestures succeeded by passages of fragile delicacy and a coda that beguilingly vanishes into thin air.’
Musical America Blogs on Virga
[Grime] has as precise an ear as any contemporary composer I can think of...
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times
...her palette is all her own, weaving evocative, restless motives with cool insistence. She writes as though her music needs to be told...
Kate Molleson, The Guardian
...Grime is a confident and persuasive colourist, generous but not profligate in her instrumentation, witty too. Small details made a big impact; the belated addition of a tuba to the bottom of the chord, baroque flurries of acciaccaturas and giddy trumpets...
Anna Picard, The Times