Miriam Hyde’s daughter Christine Edwards answers some questions about her mother’s love of music, her devotion to her family, and how surprised and humbled she would have been that the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has named the Miriam Hyde Circle in her honour.

Miriam Hyde
Portrait of Miriam Hyde, 1988, by David Franklin, National Library of Australia, nla.obj-136237933

In December 2020, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra launched the Miriam Hyde Circle, a new initiative committed to ensuring a greater representation of women composers on the Adelaide stage. The Circle is named after the acclaimed South Australian composer, pianist and music educator. Born in Adelaide in 1913, Hyde attended the Elder Conservatorium of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. She composed over...