Haddock, Edgar A.


Son of George Haddock, violinist and composer; was born at Leeds, and received his musical instruction from his father. In 1885 he commenced with his brother, George Percy, a series of Musical Evenings, which have become events. In 1898 they established the Leeds Orchestra; later founded the Leeds College of Music, one of the most important musical institutions in northern England. Edgar has written a number of technical studies, compositions and arrangements for the violin. His uncle, Thomas Haddock, was for years principal violoncellist of the Philharmonic Society of Liverpool.