Dame ElizabethMaconchy DBE (born March 19, 1907 in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire; died November 11, 1994) was an Englishcomposer of Irish parentage, most noted for her cycle of thirteen string quartets.
On the recommendation of Vaughan Williams, Maconchy undertook further study in Prague, where her piano concerto was premiered in 1930, the same year in which Henry Wood premiered her orchestral piece The Land, and in which she married William LeFanu.
Maconchy was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987.
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