7th January 1941 - birthday of Iona Brown OBE, violinist

Iona Brown was born in Salisbury on 7th January 1941. Ms Brown was a successful violinist and musical director. Her CV included[1]

According to Wikipedia:

From 1968 to 2004, Brown’s principal residence was in the Wiltshire village of Bowerchalke. When she took part in the BBC Radio 4 program Kaleidoscope, explaining how hard it was to play her signature piece The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, she said that the singing of larks she heard during long walks on nearby ‘Marleycombe Down’ decisively influenced the way played it[2].

Iona Brown died in 2004.

Footnotes

[1] Iona Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[2] Iona Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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