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  • Biography: Tom Beghin (b. Leuven, Belgium, 1967), praised as an eloquent, sensitive, and original performer, is at the forefront of a new generation of interpreters of 18th and early-19th century music.  He has performed in Early Music Festivals at Bruges...
    Title(s):

    Associate Professor

    Degrees:

    Premier prix & Diplôme supérieur, Lemmens Institute, Leuven
    Concert Certificate, Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel
    MA and DMA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Instrument(s):

    fortepiano, clavichord

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Phone Number:
    514-398-4535 Ext. 00304
  • Biography: Accomplished performer on the lute and theorbo, Sylvain Bergeron is in high demand on the North American music scene. He gives nearly one hundred concerts each season in and alongside many internationally renowned soloists. Among these include Emma...
    Instrument(s):

    Lute

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Title(s):

    Adjunct Professor

    Degrees:

    O.C., D.Mus. h.c.(McG; Melbourne; Laval), F.R.S.C., HonR.A.M., F.R.C.M., HonFRCCO

    Instrument(s):

    Organ, Harpsicord

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
  • Title(s):

    Professor Emeritus

    Degrees:

    L.T.C.L.(Lond.), B.Mus.(Mt. All.), M.Mus.(Mich.), D.D.(U.T.C.), LL.D. (Mt. All.)

    Instrument(s):

    organ, harpsicord

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Office Number: A609
    Phone Number:
    514-398-4535 ext. 00276
  • Biography: Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene. She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in North and...
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Flute

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Matthew Jennejohn leads a very active career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician on the baroque oboe and cornetto, performing and recording with many of the leading early music ensembles in North America including  Ensemble Arion, La...
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Oboe

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Recognized as one of the nation's foremost interpreters of music from the Baroque era, Valerie Kinslow has performed frequently with Tafelmusik, Le Studio de Musique Ancienne and L'Ensemble Arion and has been guest soloist with numerous Canadian...
    Title(s):

    Area Chair, Voice, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Voice Area
    Office Number: C503
    Phone Number:
    514-398-4535 ext. 089826
  • Title(s):

    Associate Professor,  Early Music/Harpsichord

    Instrument(s):

    harpsichord

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Office Number: C531
    Phone Number:
    514-398-4535 ext. 00230
  • Biography: A versatile musician with an inquiring mind, Mathieu Lussier energetically and passionately promotes the bassoon and the Baroque bassoon as solo instruments throughout North America and Europe. He has performed as a bassoonist, soloist, or director...
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Bassoon

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba, is a founding member of Ensemble Arion, formed in 1981, and has performed numerous concerts with the ensemble in Europe, Mexico, Ireland, England, Brazil, the United States, and throughout Canada. She is heard...
    Instrument(s):

    viola da gamba

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as conductor, recorder and flute player and as a composer. Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. With...
    Instrument(s):

    recorder

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Recorderist and teacher Natalie Michaud joins in 1990 Les Idées heureuses as co-artistic director with its founder Geneviève Soly.  Within this organization, dedicated to the performance of baroque music, she develops a poetic and colorful...
    Instrument(s):

    recorder

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Femme de Merite, Montreal, 2011. Prix Opus 2002, Personality of the year.  Cellist, gambist, continuo player par excellence, Susie Napper is known for her colorful, even controversial performances of both solo and chamber repertoire of the 17th...
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Cello

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: The Canadian violinist and violist, Hélène Plouffe, started both violin and piano at the age of 5, joined her first symphony orchestra at the age of 10, and entered and won her first competition at the age of 12. Having studied under such notable...
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Viola, Baroque Violin

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
  • Biography: Born into a family of musicians, Mark Simons was surrounded by classical music throughout his childhood. He studied classical music at Marianopolis College, McGill and Temple Universities, and then continued developing his expertise in different...
    Title(s):

    Early Clarinet Instructor

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Phone Number:
    (514) 272-4639
  • Biography: Lena Weman is a Swedish flute player and researcher with focus on the early music scene and performance practice. Her concert activities are mostly focused towards the chamber music, but she has also played extensively with a number of Swedish...
    Title(s):

    Area Chair, Early Music, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Degrees:

    MA (Uppsala University)

    PhD (Luleå University of Technology)

    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Flute

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Office Number: A609
    Phone Number:
    514-398-4535 #00276