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Elizabeth Poston (Composer)

Born: 24th October 1905, Pin Green, Stevenage, Herts. UK

Died: 18th March 1987, Stevenage, Herts. UK

Nationality: English

Elizabeth Poston was an English composer, pianist and writer.

Poston was born in Highfield House in Pin Green, which is now the site of Hampson Park in Stevenage. In 1914, she moved with her mother, Clementine Poston, to nearby Rooks Nest House, where E. M. Forster had lived as a child. Poston and Forster subsequently became good friends. She studied at Queen Margaret's School, York, and with pianist Harold Samuel before attending the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London, where she was encouraged by both Peter Warlock and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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