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Mukle, May (Henrietta )locked

  • Margaret Campbell

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(b London, May 14, 1880; d Cuckfield, Sussex, Feb 20, 1963). English cellist of Hungarian Gypsy origin. She began playing the cello at the age of four and made her first public solo appearance at nine. She entered the RAM at 13 to study with Pezze, won many prizes and was elected an associate of the RAM at 17. A pioneer among British women cellists, she was an exceptionally gifted soloist and quickly gained an international reputation. She performed chamber music with Casals, Thibaud, Tertis, Sammons and Rubinstein, and also played in several string quartets. She had a long association with the pioneering American violinist Maud Powell, and with her own pianist sister, Anne, they toured South Africa and the USA as a trio (...

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