Harrison, Beatrice (b Roorkee, India, 1892; d Smallfield, Sussex, 1965). Eng. cellist. Début with Queen's Hall Orch. 1907. Frequently played in recitals with her violinist sister May (1891–1959). Delius's double conc. was written for them. Notable exponent of Elgar conc., which she recorded twice with the composer. Gave f.p. of Delius's vc. sonata, 1918, and f. Eng. p. of his vc. concerto, 1923, also f. Eng. p. of Ravel's sonata for vn. and vc., and Kodály's unacc. sonata. In early BBC broadcasts played vc. in Surrey wood to acc. of nightingale. Her sister (May) studied at RCM and with Auer in St Petersburg. London début in Mendelssohn conc.
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