Walter Holowach

(1909-2008)

Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2009

Represented Canada at Olympiad 1939

Alberta Champion 5 years in a row without losing a game 1946-50

Long-time violinist Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Concert Master 1957-8

Taught music, conducted; founded Empire Opera Company

Manager, family business Expert Dyers and Cleaners Ltd

Code breaker during World War Two

Doctorate in violin/viola, Vienna Conservatory

Played first violin, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Sources: obituary; Contented Knights 1949-50.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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