In its 50th anniversary year, Faber Music is celebrating Dame Fanny Waterman’s fundamental and vast contribution to music education with the release of her autobiography, Dame Fanny Waterman: My Life in Music. It tells the extraordinary story of one of the twentieth century’s most inspirational British women.
Born into an artistic family in impoverished circumstances, her prodigious musical talent and sheer determination was her passport out of hardship, leading to recognition as one of the most talented young pianists of her generation.
Her emergence as a visionary teacher lead to the founding of the Leeds International Piano Competition and relationships with many internationally renowned pianists whose lives she has touched through her work. Interwoven throughout the story, Dame Fanny shares her inspirational philosophies on life, learning and music, and her compelling and utter passion for the piano.
Launched on 6th September, 2015, at the Leeds International Piano Competition, special guests and members of the public attended a book signing at what is Dame Fanny's last year as Chairman of the competition.
Faber Music CEO Richard King said. "A great autobiography reveals the essence and heart of a life. To do this, the subject has to open their heart: it takes integrity, honesty and courage. My Life In Music is rich with the jewels of Dame Fanny Waterman's life, but what is most compelling is what it reveals about Dame Fanny's humanity."
Dame Fanny Waterman: My Life In Music is available to buy