Harry Adaskin


Harry Adaskin

Harry Adaskin (Latvian: "Harijs Adaskins"; October 6, 1901April 7, 1994) was a Canadian violinist, academic, and radio broadcaster.

Born to a Jewish family in Riga, Latvia, he emigrated with his family to Toronto. At the age of twelve, he started at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. In 1923, he formed the Hart House String Quartet and played second violin.

He was the host of several CBC Radio programs, including "Musically Speaking" and "Tuesday Night".

From 1946 to 1958, he was the head of the new Department of Music at the University of British Columbia and taught there until his retirement in 1973. In 1977, he wrote the first part of his autobiography, "A Fiddler's World - Memoirs to 1938" and in 1982, he wrote his the second part to his autobiography, "A Fiddler's Choice - Memoirs from 1938 Til 1980".

He is the brother of Murray Adaskin. In 1926, he married Frances Adaskin.

In 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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External links

* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000018 Harry Adaskin] at The Canadian Encyclopedia


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