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Bertha Drechsler Adamson

Bertha Drechsler Adamson (b Hamilton). Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Edinburgh 25 Mar 1848, d Toronto 12 May 1924. A relative of the noted cellists Louis and Karl Drechsler she first studied music with her father, Adam Hamilton, a pianist and organist who taught at the University of Edinburgh.

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John Adaskin

John Adaskin. Conductor, radio producer, administrator, cellist, b Toronto 4 Jun 1908, d there 4 Mar 1964; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts 1961.

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Harry Adaskin

Harry Adaskin. Violinist, teacher, broadcaster, b Riga, Latvia, 6 Oct 1901, naturalized Canadian 1909, d Vancouver, 7 Apr 1994; honorary LLD (Dalhousie) 1978, honorary LLD (Simon Fraser) 1979, honorary LLD (British Columbia) 1980.

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John Adaskin

John Adaskin, conductor, radio producer, administrator, cellist (born 4 June 1908 in Toronto, ON; died 4 March 1964 in Toronto).

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Harry Adaskin

Harry Adaskin, OC, violinist, teacher, broadcaster (born 6 October 1901 in Riga, Latvia; died 7 April 1994 in Vancouver, BC).

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Frances Marr Adaskin

Frances (Alice) Adaskin (b Marr). Pianist, b Ridgetown, Ont, 23 Aug 1900, d Vancouver 8 Mar 2001. Frances Marr was a pupil of Paul Wells at the TCM and, in the summers of 1930 and 1931, of Céline Chailley-Richez in Paris.

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Naomi Yanova Adaskin

Naomi Yanova Adaskin (b Granatstein). Pianist, teacher, editor, b Toronto 6 May 1908, d Toronto 1 Mar 1996. She was a student at the Hambourg Conservatory, and studied with Healey Willan at the Toronto College of Music and the University of Toronto.

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Murray Adaskin

LifeA brother of Harry and John Adaskin, he studied with Harry and with Luigi von Kunits in Toronto, with Kathleen Parlow in New York, and with Marcel Chailley in Paris. He met and married the soprano Frances James in 1931.

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Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson, writer and educator (born at Edmonton, AB 9 Sept. 1963). While Caroline Adderson studied education at the UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA her creative writing professor suggested she dedicate a year to writing after graduation.

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L.F. Addison

L.F. (Laidlaw Fletcher) Addison or "Puff." Bandmaster, bassist, composer, b Hamilton, Ont, 4 Jul 1878, d Toronto 19 Aug 1949. He studied violin with his father (euphonium soloist of Hamilton's 13th Royal Regiment for 46 years) and with W. Anderson, and theory with Arthur W.

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Adele Wiseman

Adele Wiseman, novelist (b at Winnipeg, Man 21 May 1928; d at Toronto, Ont 1 June 1992). Wiseman's Russian-Jewish parents emigrated in the early 1920s from the Ukraine to Winnipeg.

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Adelmo Melecci

Adelmo Melecci. Teacher, composer, organist, b Felonica Po, near Venice, 18 May 1899, naturalized Canadian 1928, d 31 Aug 2004; honorary ARCT (1988).

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Marcus Adeney

Marcus Adeney. Cellist, writer, teacher, b London 1 Jul 1900, naturalized Canadian 1904, d Toronto 2 Mar 1998. As a child he studied violin with his mother, Ethelwyn Davies Adeney, a music teacher and a cousin of (Sir) Walford Davies. He began cello studies in Hamilton with J.

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Adolph Koldofsky

In 1944 Koldofsky became concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Junior Symphony. In 1945 he moved to Los Angeles, where he played in the RKO studio and in chamber music recitals and established a local chapter of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

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Adolphe Hamel

Adolphe (Théophile) Hamel. Organist, pianist, choirmaster, businessman, b Quebec City 15 May 1842, d there November 1887. He studied violin, then piano and organ with Paul Letondal as part of the academic studies he began in Montreal and completed in Quebec City.

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Adrianne Pieczonka

Adrianne Pieczonka. Soprano, b Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 Mar 1963; B MUS (Western Ontario) 1985, M MUS (Toronto) 1988. Adrianne Pieczonka and her family moved to Burlington, Ont., when she was 2 years old. She was encouraged to take piano lessons at an early age.

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Adrien Hébert

Adrien Hébert's artistic career may be said to have begun in 1909 when he exhibited for the first time at the AAM's Salon du printemps, a venue that regularly featured his works up until 1954. From 1910 to 1960 his paintings were shown at the annual exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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Adrienne Labelle

Adrienne Labelle. Soprano, teacher, b Montreal, fl 1904-10. She studied voice with her father, Charles, and Céline Marier and piano with Alexis Contant and Émery Lavigne. She completed her voice studies in 1903 with Auguste-Jean Dubulle in Paris.