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Memorable Manitobans: John Fereday Preston Waterhouse (1877-1970)

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Born in Bilston, England, he came to Winnipeg in 1914 from Minneapolis, where he had been a violinist in the Minneapolis Symphony. He was concertmaster of the Winnipeg Orchestral Club from 1923 to 1927 and conductor of the Winnipeg String Orchestra from 1934 to 1936. In both his teaching and his performing, he introduced many English works previously unfamiliar to his audience. He taught violin for over fifty years from his house on Furby Street. He was made a fellow of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1965. He was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society, in 1970.

A file of his reviews is at the Archives of Manitoba.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 July 2012

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