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Émile Taranto

Taranto, Émile. Violinist, teacher, b Montreal, of Italian parents, 1878, d there 27 Aug 1936. At six he began studying violin with Frantz Jehin-Prume, and by 1894 he was a member of Couture's MSO. He also gave many recitals at that time.

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Émiliano Renaud

Émiliano Renaud. Pianist, composer, organist, teacher, b St-Jean-de-Matha, near Joliette, Que, 26 Jun 1875, d Montreal 3 Oct 1932. He studied piano with his mother, later with Paul Letondal, and still later with Dominique Ducharme.

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Émilien Allard

Émilien Allard, carillonneur, pianist, clarinetist, composer (born 12 June 1915 in Montréal, QC; died 18 November 1976 in Ottawa, ON).

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Éric Lagacé

Éric Lagacé. Double-bass player, b Montreal, 8 Jul 1959; premiers prix double-bass, dictation (CMM) 1985, premier prix harmony (CMM) 1989, premiers prix fugue, counterpoint (CMM) 1991. He has played with the MSO, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the NACO, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.

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Éric Lapointe

Éric Lapointe, author, composer, performer (b at Montréal 28 Sep 1969). Éric Lapointe started out as a singer in bars in 1991, and became a star much admired by youth with his hit "N'importe quoi" that earned the Félix for Best Song in 1994.

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Éthelbert Thibault

Éthelbert Thibault. Gregorianist, b Manchester, NH, 26 Mar 1898, d Montreal 20 Aug 1953; PH D (Angelicum, Rome) 1923, L SC (Institut catholique of Paris and Sorbonne) 1926, teaching diploma (Institut grégorien, Paris) 1927.

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Étienne-Joseph Gaboury

Gaboury has worked in a variety of other idioms, including the high-tech Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg (1978), the hybrid Canadian-Mexican regionalism of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City (1982), and the urban infill of the Provincial Remand Centre (1992).

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Éva Circé-Côté

Marie Arzélie Éva Circé-Côté, journalist, writer and librarian (born 31 January 1871 in Montréal, QC; died 4 May 1949 in Montréal, QC). A poet and playwright, Éva Circé-Côté was the city of Montréal’s first librarian as well as the curator of the prestigious Philéas Gagnon collection. Throughout her career as a journalist, she wrote over 1,800 pieces for about a dozen newspapers under several pseudonyms. A progressive, secular free thinker, she fought for compulsory education and the status of women.

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Éva Plouffe

Éviola (Marie) Plouffe (Plouf). Pianist, b Sorel, Que, 7 Mar 1877, d ?. She studied piano with the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame in Sorel and, beginning in 1893, in Montreal with Victoria Cartier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain-Octave Pelletier.