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Otto Armin

(John) Otto Armin. Violinist, teacher, b Winnipeg 22 May 1943. He studied 1946-54 with his father, Jay, 1954-61 with Carl Chase in Detroit, 1962-4 with Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and 1967-70 with Lorand Fenyves in Toronto.

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André-Sébastien Savoie

André-Sébastien Savoie. Pianist, accompanist, coach, teacher, b Montreal 25 Jul 1935. At first a pupil of Charles Reiner, André-Sébastien Savoie continued his studies 1952-8 at the McGill Conservatory.

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Richard Semmens

Richard (Templar) Semmens. Musicologist, teacher, b Vancouver, BC, 27 Dec 1950; B MUS (British Columbia) 1973, M MUS (British Columbia) 1975, PH D (Stanford) 1980.

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Steven Staryk

At six Steven Staryk began violin studies with John Moskalyk, continuing 1942-56 with Elie Spivak, Chris Dafeff, John Dembeck and Albert Pratz; and in New York with Mischa Mischakoff, Oscar Shumsky, and Alexander Schneider.

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Steve Tittle

Tittle, Steve (John Stephen). Composer, teacher, b Willard, O, 20 May 1935; B SC music education (Kent State) 1965; M MUS (Wisconsin) 1966; DMA (Wisconsin) 1974.

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Morris Surdin

Surdin, Morris. Composer, arranger, conductor, b Toronto 8 May 1914, d there 19 Aug 1979. At six he began violin lessons with Louis Gesensway in Toronto, and soon the lessons were expanded to include counterpoint and harmony.

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Stanley Bligh

Stanley (Arthur) Bligh. Critic, b Luton, England, 9 Sep 1883, d Harpenden, England, 11 Nov 1975. Bligh was raised in Yorkshire, where he served as organist-choirmaster in his local parish; he moved in 1911 to Taber, near Lethbridge, Alta, then in 1922 to Winnipeg, and finally in 1924 to Vancouver.

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Serge Arcuri

Arcuri, Serge. Composer, b Beauharnois, near Montreal, 10 Jun 1954; premier prix analysis (CMM) 1979, premier prix composition (CMM) 1981.

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Margaret Stilwell

Margaret Edith Christine Stilwell (b Galbraith). Contralto, b Toronto 26 Sep 1924, d Oakville, Ont, 22 Jun 1988. She studied piano with Marcella Anderson and singing with Albert Whitehead and George Lambert.

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Jimmy Namaro

Jimmy (James) Namaro. Vibraphonist, marimbist, percussionist, composer, painter, b La Rosita, Mexico or Columbus, Michigan, 14 Apr 1913, naturalized Canadian ca 1945, d Richmond, BC, 25 Apr 1998. His family moved in 1921 to Hamilton, Ont, where he studied piano with Sid Walling and Eric Lewis.

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Lenny Solomon

Lenny Solomon, violinist, composer (born 28 September 1952 in Toronto, ON). Lenny Solomon studied violin with Albert Pratz and Steven Staryk. He was a partner in the 1970s with Myles Cohen in the pop duo Myles and Lenny, which won a Juno Award in 1976 as most promising group.

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Clement Virgo

Clement Virgo, director, producer, writer (b at Montego Bay, Jamaica 1 June 1966). Clement Virgo came with his family to Canada in 1977 and attended West Preparatory Public School in north Toronto before the family moved to Regent Park, the city's largest public-housing estate, known for its troubles with drugs and crime.

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Kenneth Sakos

Kenneth (b Kyriabos) Sakos (b Tsakos). Tenor, b Neapolis, Laconia, Greece ca 1903, d Kitchener, Ont, 26 Feb 1960. He arrived in Renfrew, Ont, as a young man and settled in Kitchener in 1925. He studied there with J.G. Galloway and in Toronto with Giuseppe Carboni.

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Charles Sauvageau

(Louis) Charles Sauvageau. Conductor, composer, teacher, b Quebec City October or November 1807, d there 16 Jun 1849. The circumstances of his birth have remained mysterious, and different dates (eg, 9 May 1804 have been advanced, but at his death the age of 41 years and 8 months was given.

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Ernest Seitz

Ernest (Joseph) Seitz. Pianist, teacher, songwriter, b Hamilton, Ont, 29 Feb 1892, d Toronto 10 Sep 1978; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London 1954. For seven years a pupil of A.S. Vogt in Toronto, Seitz studied 1910-14 with Josef Lhévinne in Berlin.

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Septuor Haydn

Septuor Haydn. Founded in Quebec City in 1871 by Arthur Lavigne (first violin), Nazaire LeVasseur (second violin), Alfred Paré (viola), Narcisse Hamel (cello), Édouard Gauvreau (contrabass), Octave Chavigny de Lachevrotière or Cyrille Duquet (flute), and J.-A. Defoy (piano).

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