Scharrer, Irene, English pianist and teacher; b. London, Feb. 2, 1888; d. there, Jan. 11, 1971. She studied with Matthay at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After making her London debut in 1904, she toured throughout England and Europe; made her first visit to the U.S. in 1925. In addition to appearing as a soloist with orchs., recitalist, and chamber-music artist, she gave duo recitals with her cousin, Dame Myra Hess , with whom she gave her farewell perf. in London in 1958. She also engaged in teaching.
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