Born in Riga, Latvia, Harry Adaskin, OC (1901-1994) studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of sixteen. Adaskin hosted several musical programs for CBC Radio, and was the inaugural head of the Department of Music at the University of British Columbia from 1946 to 1958, where he taught until his retirement in 1973.


  • Title: Harry Adaskin
  • Creator: Fred Schiffer
  • Date Created: 1974-11-14
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Type: Photograph

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