Adaskin, Harry


ADASKIN, Harry, musician (b 6 Oct 1901, Riga, Latvia; d 7 Apr 1994, Vancouver). The eldest member of a prominent musical family (his brother Murray, who died inMay 2002, was a composer and John was a radio producer), he came to Canada as an infant and grew up in Toronto, where he began playing violin at age 7. In 1924 he became one of the founding members of the acclaimed Hart House String Quartet, formed under the patronage of Vincent Massey. After leaving the quartet in 1938 he became a...

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