Elected: 2018
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Mrs Carol Colburn Grigor
Trustee, Dunard Fund
Raised and educated in the United States, Carol Colburn Grigor received her Bachelor of Music cum laude from Indiana University School of Music, and her Masters of Musical Arts in piano performance from Yale University School of Music. She has recorded works of R Strauss, Berg, Eisler and Casadesus and has concertised extensively in Europe and the United States. Carol is a Director of Dunard Ltd and of family-owned businesses internationally. As a philanthropist, she founded and is Director of Dunard Fund UK, which benefits visual arts and classical music, most notably the Edinburgh International Festival, of which she is Honorary Vice-President. Other honours include Honorary CBE; Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture, France; and the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. Carol serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Music from Marlboro, Board of Visitors for the Yale School of Music, Colburn Foundation, and Colburn School of Performing Arts.