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Brown, (Elizabeth) Iona (1941–2004), violinist and conductor, was born on 7 January 1941 at the Cedars Nursing Home, Manor Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, the first of four children of Antony Francis Brown, pianist and organist, and his wife, Fiona Mary, née Whitham, violinist. At the time of her birth her parents lived at ...

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Gipps, Ruth Dorothy Louisa (1921–1999), conductor and composer, was born on 20 February 1921 at 14 Parkhurst Road, Bexhill, Sussex, one of three children of Gerard Cardew Bryan Gipps, examiner at the Board of Trade, and his wife, Hélène Bettina Johner, piano teacher. Known from childhood as ...

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Leginska, Ethel [real name Ethel Annie Liggins] (1886–1970), pianist, conductor, and composer, was born at 22 Pemberton Street, Sutton, Kingston upon Hull, on 13 April 1886, the daughter and only child of Thomas Edward Liggins (1861–1928), builder, architect, and surveyor, and his wife, ...

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Ethel Leginska (1886–1970) by unknown photographer, 1921 © reserved; image Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-ggbain-35352)

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Lemare, Iris Margaret Elsie (1902–1997), conductor and concert organizer, was born on 27 September 1902 at 43 Emperor's Gate, Kensington, London, the daughter of Edwin Henry Lemare (1865–1934), organist, and his wife, Elsie Reith (b. 1876/7). After studying at Bedales School in ...