(b Preston, 1883; d London, 1943). Eng. violinist. Played Mendelssohn conc. at Manchester th. at age 8. First played in Hallé Orch. 1900. Played in Bayreuth orch. 1902. Soloist at Hallé concert with Richter 1904. Leader of Queen's Hall Orch., 1905–14, Hallé Orch. 1914–25, BBC SO 1930–6. Prof. of vn., RMCM, 1910–29. Led own str. qt. 1911–25. Frequent conc. soloist (gave f.p. of Moeran conc. 1942).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.