Philippa Duke Schuyler
1832 - 1967
A child prodigy, Schuyler began her public concert career at age four and was already composing little piano pieces. When she was twelve, Philippa's award-winning composition, Manhattan Nocturne, was performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In later years, she made three world concert tours under the auspices of the State Department, and was also an author and news correspondent. She died in 1967 in a U.S. Army helicopter crash while evacuating Vietnamese children from Hue to Danang. For further information, see HPC #09109.