1927 - 2021
Elaine Hugh-Jones enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a professional pianist, accompanist, composer and teacher. Her keyboard training was with Dr. F. W. Wadsley, Harold Craxton and Julius Isserlis, and composition lessons with Sir Lennox Berkeley. She was an official accompanist for the BBC for 37 years. The pianist Michael Jones has written, "Hugh-Jones's songs are particularly notable for their richly imaginative piano parts allied to frequently memorable vocal lines. In recent years her piano writing has moved towards a more orchestral conception..." She most frequently composed for solo voice and chorus and many of her songs have been broadcast and performed in Switzerland, the United States, Norway, France, Italy and London.