It is with regret that we announce the sad death of Dame Fanny Waterman on December 20th at the age of 100.

She will be remembered as the co-founder with Marion Thorpe of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1963.

Indeed, her name became synonymous with that city, and Leeds will certainly be the poorer without her.

  • We also regret to announce the sad death of BMS member Kenneth V. Jones, who died on December 2nd at the age of 96.

    He was the founder of the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, a Professor at the Royal College of Music, and is best remembered by countless film buffs as the outstanding composer of countless scores for British films from 1957 to 1978.