Andrew Dawes

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Andrew Dawes CM (born February 7, 1940 in High River, Alberta) is a Canadian violinist.

He was first violinist of the Orford String Quartet throughout its existence from 1965 to 1991. His teachers included Clayton Hare, Murray Adaskin, and Lorand Fenyves.[1] Dawes plays a J.B.Guadagnini violin crafted in Parma in 1770.


Competition Juror[edit]

Dawes has acted as a juror on a number of competitions including


Dawes has been a Professor of Music at various institutions including:[3]


Notable Dawes recordings include

  • Beethoven Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin with Jane Coop
  • Beethoven The Complete Quartets with the Orford String Quartet
  • Mozart String Quartets with the Orford String Quartet


  1. ^ "Andrew Dawes". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ Governor General of Canada. "Andrew A. Dawes, C.M.". Governor General's Office. Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ General, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 

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