Cyrille-Roch Lyonnais

Cyrille-Roch (also known as Roch fils) Lyonnais (Bossu or Bossue, dit Lyonnais). String-instrument maker, music dealer, teacher, b Quebec City 13 Jul 1876, d there 10 Nov 1925.

Lyonnais, Cyrille-Roch

Cyrille-Roch (also known as Roch fils) Lyonnais (Bossu or Bossue, dit Lyonnais). String-instrument maker, music dealer, teacher, b Quebec City 13 Jul 1876, d there 10 Nov 1925. He was initiated into the secrets of his craft by his father, Roch, operated a workshop 1896-1907 in Notre-Dame-de-Lévis, and then moved to Quebec City. Extreme instability led him to change his address every year. Cyrille-Roch claimed on his marriage contract in 1918 that he was a soldier. He was, nevertheless, the last representative of a line of Quebec violin makers who were highly respected by their contemporaries.

See also Pierre-Olivier Lyonnais (his great-granduncle), Joseph Lyonnais (his grandfather), and Léon Lyonnais II (his uncle).


Further Reading

  • Lyonnais, A.G. Généalogie de la famille Lyonnais (Ottawa 1901)

    LeVasseur, Nazaire. 'Musique et musiciens à Québec,' La Musique, vols 1, 2, 1919, 1920

    - Réminiscences d'Antan (Quebec City 1926)

    Massicotte, Édouard-Z. 'Violons et luthiers,' BRH, vol 41, Apr 1935

    Royer, Henri. 'Lutherie à Québec,' R Saint-Grégoire, Mar 1951

    - 'Mosaïque québécoise,' Cahiers d'histoire, 13, 1961

    Émond, Vivianne. '"Musique et musiciens à Québec: souvenirs d'un amateur" de Nazaire LeVasseur (1848-1927): étude critique,' M MUS thesis, Laval University 1986