Dudley Simpson

Dudley Simpson is one of Australia's most accomplished musical exports. He learned piano as a child before serving in the Second World War in New Guinea. He then studied orchestration and composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He became an assistant conductor and pianist at the Borovansky Ballet, later becoming its musical director. In this capacity he met 'Margot Fonteyn' (qv) when she visited Australia. He went to England and became guest conductor for a season at Covent Garden....  Read more »
October 04, 1922, Melbourne,