Giulio Masella

Giulio (Luigi) Masella. French hornist, teacher, b Montreal 8 Dec 1935; premier prix french horn (CMM) 1952. His brother Joseph and Harry Berv taught him at the CMM 1947-55. He was a member of the MSO 1954-82 and played regularly in CBC orchestras and ensembles 1965-82.

Masella, Giulio

Giulio (Luigi) Masella. French hornist, teacher, b Montreal 8 Dec 1935; premier prix french horn (CMM) 1952. His brother Joseph and Harry Berv taught him at the CMM 1947-55. He was a member of the MSO 1954-82 and played regularly in CBC orchestras and ensembles 1965-82. He also played 1965-75 in the McGill Chamber Orchestra. He took occasional lessons 1969-70 from the Australian horn player Barry Tuckwell at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, to perfect his skills. He was a founding member of the SMCQ Ensemble. In 1974 he founded the Quebec Brass Ensemble, chiefly to give workshops in schools. In 1974 he taught at the UQTR 1974-82 and at the St-Laurent CÉGEP 1975-87. In 1982 he was appointed assistant personnel director of the MSO, and after having been its assistant music librarian 1982-6, he became music librarian in 1986.

See also Raffaele (his grandfather), Frank (his father), and Rafael, Pietro, Rodolfo, Alfred, Paul, and Mario (his brothers).


Further Reading

  • Johnstone, Ken. 'How Papa Masella made his boys make music,' Maclean's, 1 Mar 1954

    Angrignon Sirois, Maryse. 'Giulio Masella, musicothécaire,' Aria, vol 10, Winter 1987