Colin Eatock

Biography Colin Eatock

Colin Eatock
is a Canadian composer. As well, at various times in his career, he has also been a music critic, author, editor, teacher and arts administrator. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1958, he has called the city of Toronto home for more than three decades.

Eatock’s choral works, songs, chamber music and orchestral compositions have been performed and broadcast in Canada, the USA and Europe. A selection of his compositions s may be heard on the compact disc Colin Eatock: Chamber Music, on the Centrediscs label; and his music has also been released on the Furiant, Echiquier and Toreador labels. He is an associate member of the Canadian Music Centre, where most of his scores are available.

Eatock has written many articles for Toronto’s Globe and Mail and National Post newspapers. As well, he has contributed to Opera Canada, Opus, Queen’s Quarterly and The WholeNote in Canada; the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Kansas City Star, American Record Guide, Early Music America and Strings in the USA; and BBC Music, The Strad, Opera, Musical Opinion and International Piano in the UK.

His first book, Mendelssohn and Victorian England, was published by Ashgate Press in 2009, and later re-issued by Routledge. His second book, Remembering Glenn Gould: Twenty Interviews With People Who Knew Him, was released by Penumbra Press in 2012.

Eatock holds a PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto, and has also lectured at the U of T. As well, he holds masters degrees in music composition (U of T) and music criticism (McMaster University), and a bachelor of music degree (University of Western Ontario).

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