Sharpe, Herbert Francis



English pianist and composer; born at Halifax, Yorkshire. He gained a piano scholarship at the opening of the National Training School for Music at South Kensington and succeeded Eugen D'Albert as Queen's scholar at the same institution. From 1882 Sharpe played frequently at concerts in London and other cities. He was appointed professor at the Royal College of Music in 1884 and examiner for the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in 1890. His compositions are numerous and consist of a comic opera in three acts, in manuscript; many songs and part-songs; variations for two pianos; duets; symphonic pieces; a suite; arrangements of Grieg's Norwegian songs and dances for piano; and an overture,