CANADIAN COMPOSER AND MUSIC EDUCATOR DIES

Jan 30, 2020

By Christine Ross

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Canadian composer John Burke has died. His piece La Despedida, which fittingly means The Farewell, was performed by pianist Catherine Wilson just last month at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto. And the 68-year-old composer was in the audience. To see the performance, and hear from Burke, click here

Canadian composer John Burke dead at the age of 68.

Burke wrote many pieces for chamber ensembles and won several awards. Pianist Catherine Wilson wrote about her longtime friend John Burke. To read it, click here

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