Irene Scharrer was born in London on February 2, 1888. She
was a student of Matthay's at the Royal Academy and was one of his early chief
disciples. She toured both Europe and the U.S, performing a wide repertoire,
emphasizing Chopin and Schumann. She made recordings for HMV and Columbia.
Scharrer died in London on January 11, 1971. Contrary to some published
accounts, Scharrer was not a cousin of Myra Hess, but the two pianists were
close friends and colleagues.
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