The Brights of Sheffield
Anthony Bilton [+]
Anthony Bilton built a successful career as an IT Risk and Audit Consultant working with some of the largest management consultancies and banks in the UK. However, throughout his career he maintained his keen interest in music (sparked by his teacher, the organist at Beverley Minster), both playing and researching. Two particular strands to his musical life – his research into Romantic piano concertos and his exploration of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s music – led Anthony Bilton to Dora Bright’s piano concerto and thence to this biography, which will offer the first full-length study of Bright’s inspirational life and work.
The origins of the Bright family are outlined with some of the more interesting and colorful stories relating to the family to give a perspective on some of the influences which would have shaped Dora Bright’s early development.