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Marcel Saint-Cyr

, cello

Born in Quebec City, Marcel Saint-Cyr studied cello with Lucien Plamondon and Walter Joachim at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, where he obtained a First Prize in 1961. That same year, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Université Laval. He continued his studies in Europe with André Navalla and Léo Koscielny, returning to Canada in 1964 with a Concert Diploma (Solistenprüfung) from the Musik Hochschule in Karlsruhe, Germany. He also studied with such masters as Paul Tortelier, Leonard Rose and Enrico Mainardi. Marcel Saint-Cyr is a founding member of the famous Orford Quartet, with which he performed for fifteen years. He also taught at the University of Toronto for twelve years. In 1980-81, he took a sabbatical year in Europe to study the viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken and the string baryton with Riki Gerardy and Janos Liebner.

Having taught cello and chamber music at Université de Montréal and the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, he is now professor at McGi11 University, where he has been teaching chamber music since 1984. Still active on the musical scene, he performs in a trio with violinist Thomas Williams and pianist Jean Marchand, as weIl as with the Montreal Cello Quartet. Marcel Saint-Cyr is also the founder and barytone of the Eisenstadt Baryton Ensemble.
Hyacinthe Jadin: Quatuors à cordes - Oeuvre 1re
Quatuor Franz Joseph
May, 2011
MOZART: Don Giovanni
Quatuor Franz Joseph
August, 2009
RIGEL: Quatuors dialogués
Quatuor Franz Joseph
August, 2005
Arvo PART: Stabat Mater
Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
March, 2004