born about 1892 in Accrington, Lancashire, England
Elsie Mildred Kauntze was a famous teacher of singing at the Royal Manchester College of Music. Notable students: Elizabeth Harwood, Marjorie Thomas, Honor Sheppard, Catherine Wilson.
Every year at the Royal Northern College of Music (the former Royal Manchester College) there is a Singing competition called the Elsie Thurston Memorial Prize.
Elsie took over at RMCM in 1924/1925 after the death of her singing teacher Sarah Andrew so Elsie taught Sarah's students.
Source: Jayne Wilson and Harry Kauntze
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last update 2011.01.28