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Valerie Tryon (b1934)

Valerie Tryon played in public as a child, and at the age of twelve broadcast for the BBC. At the same time she became one of the youngest students to be accepted at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a junior exhibitioner. At fifteen she enrolled full-time, and her success at the Royal Academy led to her receiving the Boise Scholarship, enabling her to study in Paris with Jacques Février. Tryon was a prizewinner at the Budapest Liszt Competition, where she played Liszt’s Feux-follets, Piano Sonata in B minor and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12. After making her London debut at the Wigmore Hall, Tryon appeared at the 1959 Cheltenham Festival delivering a performance which received ecstatic reviews. In a two-column article entitled On Playing the Piano, music critic of The Times Frank Howes expounded on the subject, and Tryon in particular: ‘…for here was piano playing by a girl of twenty-five which had all, not merely some, of the qualities required.’ She had played Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Ravel, and at a concert at the Wigmore Hall in the following February played Bach, Brahms, Fauré, Medtner and Alun Hoddinott’s Piano Sonata which she had introduced at the Cheltenham Festival. Particular praise however, was reserved for her interpretations of a selection of Liszt’s Études d’exécution transcendante: ‘…she produced some uncommonly full and rich tone right from the shoulder, besides dazzling her listeners with feats of prestidigitation.’ Six




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