Header - Sheet Music

COMPOSER SHOWCASE

Wolf Edwards: Biography

Wolf Edwards
1972 -
Region: British Columbia

Wolf Edwards

Wolf Edwards (b. Montreal, Quebec) began his formal musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (1994-1996) before transferring to the University of Victoria (1996-2000) where he completed an undergraduate degree in music composition and theory with Prof. Christopher Butterfield, Dr. John Celona, Prof. Michael Longton, Dr. Harold Krebs (theory), and Dr. Alexander Dunn (classic guitar).

To further his education, Edwards relocated to Montreal, Quebec, where he attended private lessons in composition, theory, and analysis, with Gilles Tremblay from 2000-2002.

In 2002 Wolf was granted a two year University of Victoria Fellowship enabling him to complete the degree of Master of Music in 2004.

Further studies include Acanthes Festival, and Summer Academy, in Metz, France, 2005 with composers Pascal Dusapin (France), Wolfgang Rhim (Germany), and Hilda Peredes (Mexico). After which, he enrolled in the prestigious Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, in Stuttgart, Germany, 2007 where he attended private lessons with composers Chaya Czernowin (Israel), Stephen KazuoTakasugi (U.S.A), and Ole Lutzow Holm (Norway/Sweden).

Following his attendance at the Schloss Solitude, Wolf continued private studies in musical composition with Chaya Czernowin from 2007-2009.

Edwards has participated, lectured, and had his music performed in many international festivals, and events, throughout North America and Continental Europe. His works have been performed and/or commissioned by Dal Niente (Chicago, IL), the Verdejo Duet (Vancouver, BC), the Siemens Art Foundation of Germany (Berlin), Newspeak Ensemble (New York, NY), Productions Totem Contemporain (Montreal, QC), the SMCQ (Montreal, QC), the Arte Saxophone Quartet (Basal, Switzerland), Sixxtrum Percussion Ensemble (Quebec), the Esprit Orchestra (Toronto, Ontario), Ensemble Surplus (Vienna, Austria), Arditti String Quartet (London, England), Molinari String Quartet (Montreal, QC), Victoria Symphony (Victoria, British Columbia), Aventa Ensemble (Victoria, British Columbia), Sofia Soloists (Sofia, Bulgaria), Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones (Montreal, QC), l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal (Montreal, QC), l’Ensemble Chorum (Montreal, QC), Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal, QC)), the Tsilumos Ensemble ( Victoria, British Columbia), and the Western Front (Vancouver, British Columbia).