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Penelope Thwaites Facts
Concert musician known for promoting Australian composers, especially Percy Grainger's oeuvre.
She debuted in 1974 at Wigmore Hall in London, kicking off a concert career that would take her around the world in collaboration with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
She recorded over 250 tracks of Percy Grainger's music and produced lectures and broadcasts on his life and work.
She married barrister, cricketer, and coach Edward Jackson in 1981; they had a son and a daughter together.
She wrote a musical in 1976 with Alan Thornhill titled "Ride! Ride!" that was successful on both the amateur and professional circuits and was based on a portion of John Wesley's life.