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Piston Avril (Dame) - Viola

Biography of Piston Avril (Dame):

Dame Avril Piston was born to a white titled English family living in Bulawayo, Rhodesia in 1920. She came to London in 1938 to study viola with Bernard Shore, John Dyer, Winifred Copperwheat and Lionel Tertis himself. Concertising in London in the 1940’s, she returned home to Rhodesia in 1946 to teach and play. She spent 5 years teaching in India, returning to Rhodesia in 1961. However, with the declaration of Independence she came to Britain for a difficult gender changing operation before emigrating to Peru. She retired to Faccombe, Hampshire in 1996 where she lives with her large collection of artefacts and English viola music. This is her first solo CD.

CD's with Piston Avril (Dame)
Heartache - An Anthology of English Viola Music

ArtNr. GMCD 7275

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