Edward Lincoln

(George) Edward (Ted) Lincoln. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Teulon, near Winnipeg, 2 Oct 1921, d 10 Jun 1995; LRSM 1939, ARCT 1940, LMM 1946.

Lincoln, Edward

(George) Edward (Ted) Lincoln. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Teulon, near Winnipeg, 2 Oct 1921, d 10 Jun 1995; LRSM 1939, ARCT 1940, LMM 1946. Edward Lincoln studied 1937-41 and 1945-6 with Leonard Heaton in Winnipeg, winning the Aikins Memorial Trophy at the Manitoba Music Competition Festival in 1939. He served 1942-5 as a navigator with the RAF Bomber Command and in 1944 was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He studied with Harold Craxton 1946-50 in London, and with Alfred Cortot 1950-1 in Paris. Drawing mainly on the Romantic repertoire, Lincoln gave broadcasts on the BBC (1950) and the CBC and completed a 12-year series (1952-64) for Winnipeg's CJOB. His concert appearances included chamber music and duo recitals and solo performances with the 'Little Symphonies' Orchestra in Montreal and the Grand Forks (N Dak), Edmonton, Winnipeg, and CBC Winnipeg orchestras. Lincoln began teaching at the University of Alberta in 1966, when he also became the Alberta director of the Western Board of Music; for the latter he edited the publication Horizons (Waterloo 1973). In 1974 he became the first director of the board's central administration, a post which he held until his retirement from the University of Alberta in 1982. Among his students was Wesley Berg.