Bio

Wolf Edwards (b. Montreal, Quebec 1972) 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. Teachers included Chris Butterfield, John Celona, and Michael Longton, Alexander Dunn, and Harold Krebs.

To further his education Edwards relocated to Montreal, Quebec (2000-2002) where he attended private studies with Olivier Messaien’s former student, and legendary Canadian composer, Gilles Tremblay.

For his academic qualities, Wolf was then awarded a fellowship from the University of Victoria enabling him to complete the degree of Master of Music in 2004.

Further studies include the Acanthes Summer Academy(2005) in Metz, France where his music was performed by the Arditti Quartet of England. At the academy he studied privately with composers Pascal Dusapin (France), Wolfgang Rhim (Germany), and Hilda Peredes (Mexico).

In 2007 Wolf enrolled at the prestigious Schloss Solitude Academy in Stuttgart, Germany where he was granted the opportunity to work with some of the country’s leading performers, give lectures, and attend performances of his work. His studies included private lessons with composers Chaya Czernowin (Israel), Stephen Kazuo Takasugi (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.

Mr. Edwards continues to have his music performed at international festivals, concerts, symposiums,  and events worldwide.

Following a five year hiatus due his mother’s ailment and subsequent death, Wolf has returned to writing full time. Over the last few years he has completed a number of works for both national, and international, performing groups, individuals, and organizations.

Over the past twenty-five years Edwards has had the pleasure of working such outstanding names as the Dal Niente Ensemble(Chicago, IL), the Verdejo Duet (Vancouver, BC), the Siemens Art Foundation (Berlin, Germany), The Newspeak Ensemble (New York, NY), The Network Ensemble(Vancouver, BC), Productions Totem Contemporain (Montreal, QC), the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (Montreal, QC), the Arte Saxophone Quartet (Basal, Switzerland), Sixxtrum Percussion Ensemble (Montreal, QC), the Esprit Orchestra (Toronto, ON), Ensemble Surplus (Vienna, Austria), Arditti String Quartet (London, England), Molinari String Quartet (Montreal, QC), Adrian Verdejo(Vancouver, BC), Liam Hockley (Vancouver, BC), The Victoria Symphony (Victoria, British Columbia), Aventa Ensemble (Victoria, British Columbia), The 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, BC), The Western Front (Vancouver, BC), Quatuor Sulponticello(Montreal, QC) and many others.