Myra Hess

Dame Myra Hess DBE (February 25, 1890 – November 25, 1965), born Julia Myra Hess, was a Jewish-born, British pianist.

She was born in London. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay. Her debut came in 1907 when she played Beethoven"s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Sir Thomas Beecham conducting. She went on to tour through Britain and North America.

She gained even greater fame during World War II when, with all concert halls closed, she organised a series of lunchtime concerts at the National Gallery, playing in many herself. For these concerts, she was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1941; she had previously been created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1936.

Hess was best known in Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, but had a wide repertoire ranging from Domenico Scarlatti to contemporary works. She gave the premiere of Howard Ferguson"s Piano Sonata and his Piano Concerto. She also played a good amount of chamber music, and performed in a piano duo with Irene Scharrer.

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