Weir, (Dame) Gillian (Constance)

views updated

Weir, (Dame) Gillian (Constance) (b Martinborough, NZ, 1941). NZ organist and harpsichordist. Début London 1965 (RFH) and was soloist in Poulenc's conc. at 1965 Proms. Gave f. Eng. p. of Messiaen's Méditations sur le mystère de la Ste. Trinité, London 1973. Amer. début NY 1967. Worldwide reputation as recitalist in org. mus. of several periods. CBE 1989. DBE 1996.