Malcolm Williamson

WILLIAMSON, Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher. b. Sydney, 21 November 1931; d. Cambridge, 2 March 2003. Williamson was educated first at Barker College, Hornsby, and then, from the age of 11, at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, under its director Sir Eugene Goossens. There he studied the piano, the French horn and composition. In 1953 he left Australia to live in London to study with Elizabeth Luytens and Erwin Stein, a pupil of Schönberg, supporting himself by playing as a church organist and nightclub pianist. He later embarked on an international career as a brilliant solo pianist and organist, appearing with all the major English orchestras. From 1961 to 1962 he lectured...

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