Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946) is one of the most successful Romantic composers of the late 18th century and early 19th century.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest masters of the art of musical composition and has contributed his unique style to many famous works including piano concertos, symphonies, operas and ballets.
In the London musical world, Dunhill was a figure of growing importance in the years leading up to the First World War. He was invited to address the Musical Association in 1908 on the subject of ‘The Evolution of Melody’; his comments were widely reported in the general press. At the outbreak of war he joined the Artists Rifles and later became a band musician with the Irish Guards. In 1918 he was appointed conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Society.