Ruth Railton

(1915—2001) founder of the National Youth Orchestra

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(b Folkestone, 1915; d Dublin, 2001). Eng. pianist and conductor. Début Liverpool 1936. Founder and mus. dir. Nat. Youth Orch. of Great Britain and Nat. Junior Mus. Sch. 1947–65. OBE 1954, DBE 1966.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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