Elizabeth Gluyas Philp

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Born: 1825

Died: 1885


Elizabeth Gluyas Philp was born in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. She trained under soprano Baroness André Caccamisi Marchesi, noted teacher Garcia, and became a protégée of soprano Charlotte Cushman. She also studied harmony and composition in Cologne under Ferdinand Hiller. Settling in London, she became well recognized as singer, music educator, and composer. She was part of a community of musicians and writers in London and neighbor and friend of Charles Dickens’ wife Catherine Hogarth. She published the book “How to Sing an English Ballad” and composed many songs. She died in London from liver disease. (Some sources state birth-year as 1827. Records of England Births and Christenings indicate birth-year 1825).

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