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Elizabeth Dolin

, cello

Elizabeth Dolin is a distinguished member of the Canadian symphonic and chamber music communities. As associate principal cellist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for three seasons, she established a reputation as one of Canada's finest practitioners of the art. The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra are but two of the many orchestras that have engaged Dolin as principal cellist.

Dolin has since concentrated on solo recitals and chamber music, and is a founding member of several highly regarded chamber ensembles. She appears frequently at such festivals as Chamber Music Kincardine, Fredericton Chamber Music Festival, Camp Musical d'Orford, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and Festival of the Sound. Throughout her career, responses both popular and critical have continually referred to the subtle quality of her tone, her refined musicality and her strong technical abilities.

Dolin's New York City debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1985 was greeted with strong praise from the critics, and in subsequent years she won several important prizes for both solo and chamber work. She has recorded Chopin, Louis Vierne and Franck sonatas, as well as the chamber music of Vierne, Jean Huré, Raymond Daveluy, Mendelssohn string quartets, and a cello duo recording including the music of Jean Barrière, Guy Fouquet and Mozart.

Dolin, a native of Toronto, received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto as a student of Vladimir Orloff, worked privately with Paul Tortelier, and continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Indiana with world-renowned Janos Starker. She is on the faculty at McGill University's Music Department.

Dolin has established an enviable reputation as a performer through her frequent recital performances in Canada and the United States. She recently gave five performances of Beethoven's Triple Concerto in Montreal with l'Orchestre Métropolitain.
Elizabeth Dolin
April, 1996