Betty Pack

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fellist and music teacher

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At the age of 16 Pack gave her first public performance of the Dvorak cello concerto. Horace Barton, the British pianist, heard her and was so impressed that he dedicated one of his compositions, a sonata for cello and piano, to her. She started learning harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition with him. Thus began an association that lasted until his death.

• Sonderling, N.E. (ed) New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.2 , Pretoria: Vista.

Last updated : 17-Feb-2011

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011