Winifred MacBride was a Scottish-born concert pianist who achieved international acclaim in the first half of the twentieth century, particularly for her interpretations of the works of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Her 1924 concert at Queen's Hall, London, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood, garnered critical raves for her technical virtuosity as well as the intelligence of her interpretive skills. MacBride was praised for her "intellectual serenity" and "radiance,"the "elegance of her phrasing and touch," and her "unfailing technique."Others commented on her "spacious and sympathetic style," "admirable fire," and "her clear insight into the meaning of the music."MacBride made her American debut in October 1924 at Aeolian Hall in New York. Other New York appearances include multiple concerts at Town Hall in 1929 and 1930.MacBride married composer Christopher Thomas and subsequently moved to Charlotte, NC, where she taught piano privately and at Wingate College (now Wingate University). She continued to appear as a guest artist periodically with symphony orchestras, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, until her retirement.