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Atarah

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

On Thursday I heard that Atarah Ben Tovim, the flute teacher who taught me at Huddersfield School of Music from 1975 to '77, has died.


This is sad news. The last time I saw Atarah was in 2009 at the British Flute Convention in Manchester. She commissioned a piece from me - Chinese Steps - for flute choir.


Here's a clip of her (with Robin Hill on guitar):



As a teacher she was brilliant although, sometimes, completely honest and forthright. As an encourager, unparalleled.


A short piano piece in memoriam:





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