Winifred Atwell

Adam Fairhall/Johnny Hunter – ‘Winifred Atwell Revisited’

Adam Fairhall/Johnny Hunter – Winifred Atwell Revisited. (EFPI FP038. CD review by John Stevenson) Winifred who? This is the most likely response from the vast majority of people hearing the name Winifred Atwell for the first time. The Trinidadian-born piano prodigy (1914-1983), however, remains the most successful female instrumentalist...
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Adam Fairhall / Johnny Hunter: Winifred Atwell Revisited

Winifred Atwell was a gifted pianist, born in Trinidad, who came to Britain to study classical music at the Royal Academy of Music in 1946. By the early 1950s, a combination of talent and a husband who knew his way around British popular entertainment had established Atwell as a bill-topping theatrical and recording star.