We regret to announce the death of BMS member Elaine Hugh-Jones (14th June 1927 – 29th March 2021). Elaine was a Welsh pianist, composer and an educationalist.

She studied piano with Harold Craxton, and also with Julian Isserlis and Lennox Berkeley. She later taught at Malvern Girls College, and worked for 37 years at the BBC. She died in Malvern at the age of 93.

She is remembered chiefly for her many attractive song settings, often to words by Frances Cornford and Walter de la Mare.