Rofe, Esther (Freda)
- Pauline Petrus
(b Melbourne, March 14, 1904; d Melbourne, Feb 26, 2000). Australian composer. She studied the piano and violin privately from the age of four and began her musical career playing in the Melbourne SO, conducted by her mentor, Alberto Zelman, at the age of 13. At the age of 18 she began working as a piano accompanist. As a composer she was largely self-taught. After private tuition from A.E. Floyd and Fritz Hart, she attended the RCM as a part-time student (...