Dame Fanny Waterman, who co-founded the world-renowned Leeds International Piano Competition, says she was left feeling “hurt” after allegedly being made to retire due to her age. She is now 99 years old.
Dame Fanny helped establish the competition in 1961 and, despite being only five years shy of her 100th birthday, said she wanted to work “forever”, and is claiming she was forced to retire due to her advancing years.
So, she 99? Or 95? Or five months short of her 100th birthday?