Shinner, Emily



English violinist; born at Cheltenham. She began the study of the" violin at an early age. In 1874, when she was twelve years of age she went to Berlin to study with Jacobsen, and two years later entered the Berlin High School's music department, becoming a pupil of Joachim. She was the first woman to enjoy the privilege of his instruction. Miss Shinner played in several German cities, returning to England in 1881. The next year she made her debut at a concert in Kensington and also appeared in the English provinces. She appeared successfully in the London Popular concerts and at the Crystal Palace, taking Mme. Neruda's place and became exceedingly popular as a concert violinist. In 1887 she organized a ladies' string quartet, known as the Shinner Quartet, which played frequently in London and the provinces with great success. In 1889 she married Captain A. F. Liddell of the Artillery. Miss Shinner has been called the pioneer among women violinists.