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Piano music Chopin Scriabine Busoni Vernon Warner-flying, pigeons  


Dudley Vernon Steynor
16 October 1909 -
4 December 2009

It is with great sadness that this website is updated.
Dudley passed away very peacefully in the early hours of 4 December 2009, at his home with his three children at his bedside.
His life - as he saw it - is captured here and on his blog. All the words are his own.

He produced 2 CDs of his favourite piano music. These pages give some details about his varied career which has included flying training in Tiger Moths during the war, inventing solar panels and breeding roller pigeons.


Dudley Steynor studied with Vernon Warner (1887-1973) - one of the finest pianists during the early years of this century (many would argue the finest Chopin player of his day). He also spent two years (1935/7) in Berlin with the Edwin Fisher school where he studied under Conrad Hanson.

Tiger MothA musical career was interrupted by the war where he served in the RAF qualifying as a flying instructor in which capacity he was awarded the AFC in 1944. After the war he taught music at Brondesbury-at-Stocks, near Tring, for sixteen years succeeding Vernon Warner there. He also maintained his interest in flying by instructing on gliders and flying the tug aircraft for them.