The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Penelope Lynex was a pupil of Paul Tortelier in Paris, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she won all the cello prizes and was awarded the Suggia Scholarship. She also received a Countess of Munster Trust award. She studied in Pablo Casals' Masterclasses for two summers and Paul Tortelier later described her as one of the most talented pupils he had taught. Penelope Lynex has performed in Europe, the USA, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Known for her radiant tone, musicianship and bravura, her unusually large repertoire includes works dedicated to her by several composers. She performs and teaches in the UK and abroad, directs courses, and also writes, adjudicates and gives masterclasses.
She has composed cadenzas for the classical cello concertos. A dedicated teacher, her publications now selling internationally include Cello Ideas: A Practical Guide and 20 Carols for a Cellist and Friends. She has also had articles published in leading musical journals and magazines.
Her reviews have included 'technical brilliance and sound musicianship' (The Times), 'an uncommonly fine control of staccato, both on and off the string' (The Strad) and ' ... a cellist of formidable gifts ... her enviable sense of line' (Robert Anderson, Music & Vision).
Further information: www.pnlynex.co.uk
CD Spotlight. Likeable Discs - Music for cello and piano, heard by Howard Smith. '... affectionately presented throughout.'
CD Spotlight - Sea-change. 'Penelope Lynex is a cellist of formidable gifts.' The complete music for cello and piano of Frank Bridge, whetting the appetite of Robert Anderson