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Name  Andrew Dawes

Role  Violinist
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Albums  Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano & Violin, Somers, H.: Somers Strings
Nominations  Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year – Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Similar People  Jane Coop, Ludwig van Beethoven, Eric Peterson, Jasper Wood, James Campbell

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Andrew Dawes CM (born February 7, 1940 in High River, Alberta) is a Canadian violinist.


He was first violinist of the Orford String Quartet throughout its existence from 1965 to 1991. His teachers included Clayton Hare, Murray Adaskin, and Lorand Fenyves. Dawes plays a J.B.Guadagnini violin crafted in Parma in 1770.

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  • 2013 Governor General Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Classical Music
  • Appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 1991
  • The Dorothy Somerset Award for Excellence in Performance and Development
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • Juno Awards: 11 nominations and 3 wins
  • Chalmers National Music Award
  • The Canada Council Molson Prize
  • 1964 Prix de Virtuosité from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève
  • 2013 Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
  • Competition Juror

    Dawes has acted as a juror on a number of competitions including

  • The London International String Quartet competition
  • The Coleman Chamber Music Competition
  • The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
  • Chairman of the Banff String Quartet Competition from 1989–2004
  • Teaching

    Dawes has been a Professor of Music at various institutions including:

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Music
  • Professor Emeritus The University of British Columbia School of Music
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Catherine Thornhill Steele Chair in Music at McGill University
  • Member of the board of directors of the Saint James Music Academy
  • Director of the Vancouver Academy of Music’s Chamber Music Institute
  • Recordings

    Notable Dawes recordings include

  • Beethoven Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin with Jane Coop
  • Beethoven The Complete Quartets with the Orford String Quartet
  • Mozart String Quartets with the Orford String Quartet
  • References

    Andrew Dawes Wikipedia

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