Daisy Kennedy

Daisy Kennedy (16 January 1893 - 30 July 1981) was an Australian-born concert violinist.

She was born in Burra-Burra, 160 km north of Adelaide, to parents of Scottish and Irish descent. Her father, Joseph Kennedy, was headmaster of East Adelaide School. For three years she was Elder scholar at the Adelaide Conservatory. She was a private pupil of Otakar Ševčík in Vienna for a year, and then studied for two years in the Meister-Schule there. She appeared in London in 1911 and toured widely in Europe and in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

She was married (by 1914, when their daughter, the theatre designer Tanya Moiseiwitsch was born) to the Ukrainian pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch. After divorcing Moiseiwitsch, she married the English playwright and poet John Drinkwater.

She was a cousin of cellist Lauri Kennedy, and thus also related to Lauri's son John Kennedy, another cellist, and grandson, the violinist Nigel Kennedy.

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