Bio

Wolf EdwardsWolf 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.

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

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 Summer Academy, in Metz, France, 2005 where he studied with composers Pascal Dusapin (France), Wolfgang Rhim (Germany), and Hilda Peredes (Mexico).

Wolf also enrolled at the prestigious Schloss Solitude 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.

Wolf Edwards currently teaches at the University of Victoria as a session professor of composition and theory. He has participated, lectured, and had music performed at 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), The Network Ensemble(Vancouver, BC), 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).

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