1856 - 1945
Born near Edinburgh, Scotland, Helen Hopekirk began her musical career as a pianist. Her first American tour included an appearance with the Boston Symphony; she subsequently lived in Boston when she took the post of teacher of piano at the New England Conservatory in 1897. She appeared regularly as soloist and chamber musician, composing music in large and small forms for piano, orchestra and chamber combinations. The Boston Symphony performed her Piano Concerto in D major in 1900.