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Harold Wevers: Biography

Harold Wevers
1949 -
Region: Ontario

Harold Wevers

Multifaceted composer/bassoonist Harold Wevers was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1949, and emigrated to Toronto in 1951. The family became Canadian citizens in 1968. He adopted the bassoon in high school and studied with noted bassoonist Loren Glickman in New York for a number of years upon graduation. While in high school, he was awarded a piano scholarship to study with Clifford Poole, and went on to study composition with Dr. Samuel Dolin from 1967 to 1974. On the advice of Dr. Dolin, Wevers went to the University of Toronto, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, followed by post-graduate work at McGill University and the University of Western Ontario in composition. He affiliated with BMI in 1979 and is now represented by SOCAN.

As a performer, Wevers has been principal bassoonist wit the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra since 1975. That orchestra has performed a number of his works, as have many other ensembles across Canada, the USA and Europe.

Wevers’ works are archived at Lakehead University and Ohio State University.

Nov. 2006

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