(b King William's Town, S. Africa, 1916; d Ipswich, 1978). Eng. viola-player of Russo-Lithuanian parentage. Trained as vn. player but changed to va. Played in all London professional orchs. and was prin. violist of Boyd Neel Orch., London Mozart Players, and ECO. Founder member, Melos Ens. Frequent chamber mus. player. Prof. of va., RCM 1950–75; Head of Str. Sch., RNCM, 1975–7; dir. of str. studies, Snape Maltings Sch. 1977–8. Salzburg Fest. 1978 (with Amadeus Qt.).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.