Principal cello of the ensemble Les Violons du Roy, the cellist Benoît Loiselle also pursues a career as soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of the Montreal Music Conservatory in the class of Denis Brott, he also studied with Antonio Lysy at McGill University. In 1999, Benoît Loiselle won the Prix d’Europe awarded by the Académie de Musique du Québec, which afforded him the opportunity to study in Switzerland with Radu Aldulescu at the International Menuhin Music Academy, as well as within the Camerata Lysy Gstaad.
In 2000, he formed the Hochelaga trio, which benefits from an enviable reputation on the Canadian music scene. This ensemble has produced two recordings, one devoted to the trios of Anton Arensky and the other to the works of Gabriel Fauré and Gabriel Pierné. In addition to many collaborations with Canadian composers, the ensemble premiered in 2003 the Triple Concerto Op. 69 by the Canadian composer Jacques Hétu.
Benoît Loiselle’s musical activities have brought him to perform regularly as chamber musician in several Canadian festivals and musical centres and as soloist with various orchestras. He has recently been heard with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, and the Orchestre des Concerts Symphoniques de Gatineau. He also participated in the Desjardins Tours of the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada, which consisted of numerous concerts throughout Eastern Canada with the pianist François Zeitouni.
Winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank National Competition, Benoît Loiselle plays the 1824 McConnell Gagliano cello.