Terry Holowach was born in Calgary, Alberta. At age three, he moved to Timmins, Ontario, where he began studying the violin at age six. By age 11, he started his bi-monthly trips to Toronto, where he studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music with John Moskalyk. In the summer, he attended National Youth Orchestra sessions. In 1970, he graduated from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, studying with Lorand Fenyves. In September 1970, he joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra until 1972, when he travelled to study with Oleh Krysa at the Kiev Conservatory. In 1974, he rejoined the TSO as a member of the first violin section.
In addition to the TSO, Mr. Holowach has performed with Trio Da Capo and he has served as concertmaster of the Pro Arte Orchestra under the direction of Victor Di Bello. In 1982, he was concertmaster in a Sony recording of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll conducted by Glenn Gould. He continues to take part in chamber performances, enjoys teaching, and is on faculty at the Algonquin International Music Institute
In 2015, Terry Holowach joined with cellist Edward Hayes and pianist Ilona Damasiute-Beres, to form the Zephyr Piano Trio. 2016 marked an exciting three-concert tour of Lithuania. The trio has performed at various venues in Toronto, including two concerts in the Small Concert Series sponsored by the Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Trinity-St Paul's United Church.
Current as of April 2018
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