Dunhill, Thomas (Frederick)
- Beryl Kington
(b London, Feb 1, 1877; d Scunthorpe, March 13, 1946). English composer and writer on music. In 1893 he entered the RCM, where he studied composition with Stanford and piano with Franklin Taylor. In 1899 he was the first RCM student to win the Tagore Gold Medal. From 1899 to 1908 he was assistant music master at Eton College. From 1905 he also taught harmony and counterpoint at the RCM. Two years later, he founded a series of chamber concerts devoted to the works of British composers. He was the first recipient of the Cobbett Chamber Music Medal (1924). He made notable contributions to almost every branch of music. In addition, he wrote a great deal of educational music and was a respected adjudicator and examiner. He published texts on Mozart, Sullivan and Elgar and was a distinguished editor of the RCM Magazine. In 1940 he was awarded an honorary DMus by Durham University and two years later elected an FRCM. His support of institutions such as the PRS and the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund reflected his lifelong dedication to fellow musicians. He was a Director of the Royal Philharmonic Society and Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of London....