A Special Award for Dame Fanny Waterman

A Special Award for Dame Fanny Waterman Dame Fanny Waterman has been honoured with a special mention in this year's Women of the Year Awards. The legendary teacher and founder of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition was recognised for her outstanding contribution to music along with a host of other successful names in their chosen fields.
 
The Women of the Year Lunch and Assembly was founded in 1955 to bring together a wide cross section of working women who had distinguished themselves in their careers, to enable them to meet each other and hear the views of world-famous women on important issues. 
 
Dame Fanny is a teacher of international renown, an internationally-respected clinician and adjudicator, and is the author of over 30 books. Alongside her role of Chairman and Artistic Director of the prestigious Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, which she founded in 1961, Dame Fanny has recently taken on the role of President of the Harrogate International Festival, and earlier this year was made an honorary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, a prestigious award in recognition of her services to music.