Wolf Edwards (b. Montréal, Quebec) began 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 Montréal, Quebec (2000-2002), where he attended private lessons in composition, theory, and analysis, with 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.
Mr. Edwards has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Community Council Composition Competition 2006 (First Prize), Canada Council for the Arts/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Jules Leger Competition for New Chamber Music 2005 (Third Prize), Molinari Quartet International 2002-2003 (Third Prize), Strings of the Future International Composition Competition 2001 (First Prize), the Vancouver Sonic Boom Prize (1998), and the Murray Adaskin Prize in Composition in 1997.
Mr. Edwards has participated, lectured, and had his music performed in many international festivals, and events, throughout North America and Continental Europe. His works have been performed and/or commissioned by the Siemens Art Foundation of Germany, Newspeak Ensemble (U.S.A.), Productions Totem Contemporain (Quebec), the SMCQ (Quebec), the Arte Saxophone Quartet (Switzerland), Sixxtrum Percussion Ensemble (Quebec), the Esprit Orchestra (Ontario), Ensemble Surplus (Germany), Arditti String Quartet (England), Molinari String Quartet (Quebec), Victoria Symphony (British Columbia), Aventa Ensemble (British Columbia), Sofia Soloists (Bulgaria), Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones (Quebec), l’ECM+ (Quebec), l’Ensemble Chorum (Quebec), Quatuor Bozzini (Quebec), the Tsilomos Ensemble (British Columbia), and the Western Front (British Columbia).