28 de julio de 2012

Spohr, Rietz, Solère, Heinze - Clarinet in Concert - Thea King - English Chamber Orchestra



Dame Thea King DBE FRCM FGSM (26 December 1925 – 26 June 2007) was a British clarinettist.

Thea King was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the daughter of Henry Walter Mayer King, the manager of a family engineering business, George. W. King Ltd., based in Hitchin then Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Dorothea (née Hass).[1] She was educated at Bedford High School and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied the piano with Arthur Alexander and the clarinet with Frederick Thurston.[2] In January 1953 she married Frederick Thurston but he died from lung cancer in December of the same year. She never remarried.[1]