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Hooper Brewster-Jones

An Adelaide-based pianist, composer, music critic, and teacher.

He studied piano at the Elder Conservatorium of Music from 1901, and in 1905 won an Elder Scholarship, allowing him three years' study at the Royal College of Music, London.

After returning to Adelaide in 1909, he taught piano, singing and composition. He gave recitals which included the music of leading contemporary French composers, Scriabin, and other European composers.

In 1917 he formed the Brewster-Jones Symphony, which was then the only such orchestra in South Australia.

Brewster-Jones worked as a music critic for the Adelaide Advertiser from 1935-40 and later for the News. He was involved with the ABC as a pianist, radio lecturer, and conductor of the State studio orchestra in the 1930s.

He published a seminal chronicle of South Australian musical activity in the Australian Musical News in 1936.

His works include an opera The Nightingale and the Rose from The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

There is a plaque in his honour on the Jubilee 150 Walkway.

Exrtacted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and also Music Australia.

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