These biographies shouldn’t be too long, in my view, or contain lists of all the people one has ever been to a one-day class with, or places one has ever played in. ( This causes those who try to use such things for programme notes endless trouble.) But mine is probably too short, and concentrates (naturally) on the names that are well-known, thus omitting many of those who profoundly influenced my development as a musician, in South Africa particularly.
Those without whom I would never have become what I have include:
Peter Klatzow, Shirley Gie, Barry Smith, Lily Stroux, Manfred Fock, Susanne Gülzow
and those whom I would not presume to claim as teachers but with whom I had the good fortune to be able to work for a few days, a week, a month or more:
Gillian Weir, Arnold van Wyk, Morton Feldman, Harald Vogel.
I am very grateful to all of them.