Death of a versatile UK agent, 90

Death of a versatile UK agent, 90


norman lebrecht

August 02, 2018

We have just been notified of the death from liver cancer of Audrey Ellison, a busy agent who looked after the Master of the Queen’s Musick Malcolm Wlliamson and, more profitably, the Martinů and Rasumovsky Quartets, the pianists Risto Lauriala, Sequeira Costa, Hiromi Okada, Vesselin Stanev, Christopher Czaja Sager, Angela Lear, Barbara Nissman, and many others.

Before entering the music biz Audrey Prior was a kecturer in nutrition at the University of London and, fr a while, Secretary General of the Royal Society of Health. She was the author of Colman’s Book of Traditional British Cookery (1980).

Obituary here. 



  • Elisabeth Matesky says:

    To Norman Lebrecht ~

    Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathies upon the huge loss and void in London Music of Audrey Ellison ~ My longtime American pianist
    friend, Barbara Nissman, represented by Audrey & Barbara Nissman’s int’l concert career rising to great heights under the guidance & wise counsel of her esteemed Agent ~

    We are losing Great Ones with wondering’s of Who shall step in?? Some of our most talented and caring seem to be ‘taken’ when most needed …

    I’m very sorry for your loss, dear Mr. Lebrecht ~ You must continue all your Good Works!!

    In Sympathy from America …

    Elisabeth Matesky