Brigitte Rolland. Violinist, b Montreal 8 Oct 1964; ARCM 1987. After studies in Montreal with Maurice Onderet (1969-70), Mildred Goodman (1971-80), and Mauricio Fuks (McGill University, 1981-2), she attended the RCM in London where she studied 1983-7 with Rodney Friend. She won several prizes at the RCM, including the Stoutzker Prize in Memory of Albert Sammons and the Royal Prize, both in 1987. The following year she was awarded the Prix d'Europe and placed second in the London Philharmonic Orchestra Competition.
Rolland has been a guest soloist with the OJQ, The CBC Quebec Chamber Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, and the RCM Symphony Orchestra. She has performed frequently at the Orford Festival, the Montreal International Music Festival, and the Festival de musique de Lachine, and has been heard on CBC and Suisse romande Radio. She has also appeared in recital in France and in Spain.