About Us

The Grieg Society of Scotland

The Society was formally constituted in October 2017 with the following founding purpose :

Founding purpose (2017)

‘ My great-grandfather was a Scot, and if my works have achieved a popularity which is incomprehensible to me, the reason is surely not only to be found in the national element, but perhaps rather in the fusion of cosmopolitan and national elements ’ – Edvard Grieg

The Grieg Society of Scotland seeks to advance understanding of the lives and extraordinary artistic legacies of composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, singer Nina Grieg, both of whom were Norwegian of Scots descent. The Society aims to excite curiosity about their musical partnership, vision and positive, optimistic belief in humanity by celebrating and commemorating their creative work, exploring their writings, and furthering knowledge of Scottish-Scandinavian cultural and historical connexions. We look to the Scottish dimension of Edvard and Nina Grieg not as an incidental fact of history, but as a living focus to bring people together – to broaden horizons, challenge perspectives, enrich our communities, and refresh, through music, our ties across the North Sea. Our mission is to inform and inspire.

The work of the Society, which is multidisciplinary, non-political, and open to all, encompasses performance and participative events, community and physical heritage projects, research and publication.

Dr Sally LK Garden
October 2017

Our Committee

The Society is supported by a committee of dedicated volunteers chosen not only for their lifelong interest in the Grieg legacy, but for their collective knowledge and understanding of the musics, literatures, languages and histories of Norway and Scotland.

Johanne Grieg Kippenbroeck (Honorary President)
Dr Sally LK Garden (Honorary Director)
Edvard Rieber-Mohn
Kirsti M Dinnis
Eva Tyson

How to become a Member

Simply contact us here