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Sir Keith Falkner (1900–1994)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal College of Music

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Sir Keith Falkner (1900–1994) studied singing at the Royal College of Music between 1920 and 1926, performing in the premiere of Vaughan Williams’s 'Hugh the Drover' in the College’s Parry Theatre in 1924. He was a distinguished oratorio soloist, particularly noted for his interpretations of Bach. After the Second World War, he became the British Council’s music officer for Italy, promoting English music and giving concerts himself.

Royal College of Music





oil on canvas


H 89.5 x W 70 cm

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commissioned by the Royal College of Music Council, 1973

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