William Waterhouse

William (James) Waterhouse. Violinist, teacher, born Winnipeg 15 Aug 1917, died Saint-Boniface, Man. 22 Nov 2003; LAB (London) 1933, B MUS (Boston) 1950, M MUS (Boston) 1950, honorary RAM 1976. He began his musical training at four with his father, John, and Bernard Naylor.


William (James) Waterhouse. Violinist, teacher, born Winnipeg 15 Aug 1917, died Saint-Boniface, Man. 22 Nov 2003; LAB (London) 1933, B MUS (Boston) 1950, M MUS (Boston) 1950, honorary RAM 1976. He began his musical training at four with his father, John, and Bernard Naylor. He then studied in England on scholarship at the RAM, London with Rowsby Woof and Michael Head, and played there 1935-8 with the Silverman Quartet, 1936-9 with the Boyd Neel Orchestra and the London String Orchestra, and 1937-9 with the Stornoway Players. He appeared as soloist with the CSM during the 1939-40 season and later, with Martin Hoherman, performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the CBC Winnipeg Orchestra. He studied 1946-50 at Boston University, then served the major part of his career as a member (1951-75) of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. After retiring from that orchestra he returned to his home city and and began playing duos with the pianist Leonard Isaacs. He played violin 1975-87 in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and concurrently returned to Boston each summer as principal second violin of the Boston Pops Orchestra.