Influential teacher and musician known for her adept interpretations of such composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Schumann.
She studied at the Guildhall School of Music, graduating with a Gold Medal.
She created the lunchtime concert during World War II as a substitute for concert halls being blacked out in the evening because of the German threat. This inspired the founding of City Music Society.
She gave lessons to Dave Brubeck's mother, Ivy.