(b London, 1902; d London, 1988). Eng. pianist. Début at 8, playing Tchaikovsky's 1st conc. at Queen's Hall, London, 1911. Studied in Paris with Lazare Lévy and Marcel Dupré. Returned to London with dislike of pf. and was advised by Sir Henry Wood to retire for a while. Resumed career 1923. Amer. début 1926. Gave f.p. of Bliss's pf. conc., NY World Fair 1939. Brilliant career as conc. soloist, recitalist, and chamber-mus. player of exceptional sensitivity cut short by illness 1965. CBE 1946.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.