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A Life in Music – Celebrating Dame Fanny Waterman

An afternoon of events marking the presentation to the University of Leeds of Dame Fanny Waterman’s personal archive.

Dame Fanny, founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, has given the archive to the University’s Special Collections for future generations of researchers to study. The handover coincides with the accession of the piano competition’s archive by Special Collections.

From 1:30pm – Photographic display of Dame Fanny’s life in music, and a display of items from the archive.

3:00pm – A conversazione with Dame Fanny and her former pupil Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, honorary graduate of the University and Leeds Grammar School boy.

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Recital by Leon McCawley, 1993 Leeds International Piano Competition prize winner.

Joseph Haydn – Piano Sonata in C minor, HXVI:20
Hans Gál – Three Preludes, Op 65
Frédéric Chopin – 2 Nocturnes, Op 37
Ludwig van Beethoven – 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

Tickets: £15
Free – students and under 16s

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