Maurice Bernier

Maurice Bernier. Cellist, critic, b Quebec City 17 Apr 1900, d there 2 Dec 1990. He studied piano with his father, Joseph-Arthur and Henri Gagnon, and cello 1912-20 with J.-Alexandre Gilbert and Paul Robitaille. He played in the Quebec Symphony Orchestra under Joseph Vézina in 1915.

Bernier, Maurice

Maurice Bernier. Cellist, critic, b Quebec City 17 Apr 1900, d there 2 Dec 1990. He studied piano with his father, Joseph-Arthur and Henri Gagnon, and cello 1912-20 with J.-Alexandre Gilbert and Paul Robitaille. He played in the Quebec Symphony Orchestra under Joseph Vézina in 1915. He was music critic 1922-32 with L'Événement of Quebec City, and subsequently became a parliamentary reporter, continuing in that vocation until 1972. On the 75th anniversary of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra (1978) he wrote a number of articles for Le Mois à Québec.

See also Gabrielle (his sister), Conrad (his brother), Françoys and Pierre (his sons), and Madeleine (his daughter).