Maurice Charbonneau

Maurice Charbonneau. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 22 Jun 1903, d there 6 Jan 1982. He began studying cello at 12 with his father, Louis Charbonneau, and made his debut with the Société symphonique de Québec (Quebec Symphony Orchestra).

Charbonneau, Maurice

Maurice Charbonneau. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 22 Jun 1903, d there 6 Jan 1982. He began studying cello at 12 with his father, Louis Charbonneau, and made his debut with the Société symphonique de Québec (Quebec Symphony Orchestra). About 1929 he joined the MSO, under Gagnier, and the orchestra of the Conservatoire national of Montreal, where he had begun teaching in 1928. He also taught at the Institut Nazareth. He became a member of the Montreal Orchestra and a founding member of the CSM Orchestra (MSO), in which he played for 35 years, serving 1948-53 as principal cello. He was a member of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Chartier Quartet.

See also Roger Charbonneau (his brother) and Louis Charbonneau (his nephew).