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Pierre Flynn

Pierre Flynn. Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, b Quebec City 17 May 1954. In 1971, he founded in Montreal the rock group Octobre with Mario Légaré (bass), Jean Dorais (guitars) and Pierre Hébert (drums), and he wrote most of their songs.

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Sophie Rolland

Sophie Rolland. Cellist, b Montreal 18 Jul 1961; premier prix cello (CMM) 1981, Diplôme d'études supérieures (Quebec Department of Education) 1981. She began her musical studies in piano at age five at the École Vincent-d'Indy.

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Sherwood Robson

(Charles William) Sherwood Robson. Educator, choir conductor, b Vancouver 27 May 1913; B ED (British Columbia) 1962. His teachers included John Goss (voice) and Frederic Staton (voice, choir training) in the early 1940s and Burton Kurth (voice, organ, piano) in the 1950s.

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William Keith Rogers

Rogers, William Keith. Composer, b Charlottetown 16 Mar 1921; M MUS (Juilliard) 1948. Early success in competitions encouraged Rogers to enter the Juilliard School in 1939 where he studied piano with Arthur Newstead and composition with Vittorio Giannini, Bernard Wagenaar, and Frederick Jacobi.

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Fred Stenson

Fred Stenson, writer, editor (b at Pincher Creek, Alta 22 Dec 1951). Stenson was raised on a mixed grain and cattle farm in ranching country near Twin Butte, Alta, and attended school in Pincher Creek. He completed a degree in Economics at the University of Calgary in 1972.

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Denyse Angé

Denyse Angé (b Angers). Singer, b Quebec City 31 Oct 1936. The sister of the singer Danièle Dorice and of the drummer Georges Angers, she began singing at 15 with Gilbert Darisse's dance band at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City. In 1955 she represented Quebec in the Miss Canada beauty pageant.

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Herbert Ruff

Herbert (Alexandre) Ruff. Pianist, accompanist, conductor, composer, b Idaweiche, near Breslau, Germany (which became Wroclaw, Poland), 16 Sep 1918 (or 1916, unconfirmed), naturalized Canadian 1958, d Montreal 19 May 1985.

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Richard Verreau

Richard Verreau (Verreault). Tenor, b Château-Richer, near Québec City, 1 Jan 1926, d 6 Jul 2005. Verreau began singing in his parish church. After winning a Québec Symphony Orchestra competition for young artists he decided in 1945 to enter Laval University.

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John Hendrickson

John (Henry) Hendrickson. Pianist, b Montreal 11 Apr 1956; AMA 1973, LMA 1973. A pupil of Susan Howard, Robert Pounder, and Alexandra Munn in Edmonton, he also studied with Irwin Freundlich in New York. He made his debut with the Edmonton Youth Symphony in the fall of 1969.

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Raymond Bouchard

Raymond Bouchard (born Lauzon, now Lévis, Qué 7 Mar 1945). Bouchard, a history, literature, and archeology student, possessed a deep warm voice and sang in his secondary school choir.

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Geoffrey O'Hara

O'Hara, Geoffrey. Composer, singer, lecturer, b Chatham, Ont, 2 Feb 1882, d St Petersburg, Fla, 31 Jan 1967; honorary D MUS (Huron, S Dak) 1947. He played the piano as a child, and at 12 was a singer and organist in a Chatham Anglican church.

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Kelly-Marie Murphy

Kelly-Marie Murphy. Composer, b Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy 4 Sep 1964; B Mus (Calgary) 1987, M Mus (Calgary) 1989, PhD (Leeds) 1994. Kelly-Marie Murphy was born in Italy to Canadian parents but grew up on military bases in Canada.

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Maurice Onderet

Onderet, Maurice. Violinist, pedagogue, b Mons, Belgium, 13 Jan 1899, d Charleroi, Belgium, 21 Aug 1982; premier prix (Brussels Royal Cons) 1920. His father taught him solfège and theory.

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Raoul Paquet

Raoul Paquet. Organist, teacher, composer, b Lacolle, near Montreal, 2 Dec 1893, d accidentally off Bonaventure Island, Gaspé, Que, 4 Aug 1946; honorary D MUS (Montreal) 1946.

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James Keelaghan

James (Patrick) Keelaghan. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Calgary 28 Oct 1959. Keelaghan began performing at Calgary folk venues while a history student at the University of Calgary in the early 1980s.

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Piano Six

Piano Six was an association of six pianists that brought low-cost, high-calibre live-concert music performances to small-town and rural Canada, exposing school children and music students to live piano music. Founded in 1994 by pianist Janina Fialkowska — with original members Angela ChengMarc-André HamelinAngela HewittAndré Laplante and Jon Kimura Parker — and continued from 2004 to 2010 as Piano Plus, the program reached more than 100,000 Canadians in over 200 communities. The touring program was relaunched in 2017 as Piano Six: New Generation, featuring pianists Daniel Wnukowski, Marika Bournaki, David Jalbert, Angela Park, Ian Parker and Anastasia Rizikov.

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Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson, Haisla writer (born 19 January 1968 in Kitimaat, BC). A well-known Indigenous writer, Eden Robinson has won national and international acclaim for her dark, gothic fiction. Robinson counts Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe among her literary influences.

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René Jodoin

René Jodoin, animation filmmaker, producer (b at Hull, Qc 30 Dec 1920). Jodoin joined the NATIONAL FILM BOARD when he was scarcely out of l'École des beaux-arts, and worked with Norman MCLAREN on his newly established team in FILM ANIMATION. He also collaborated with McLaren on Alouette (1944).

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Jocelyn Pritchard

Jocelyn (May) Pritchard (b Rogers). Pianist, choir conductor, b Yarmouth, NS, 24 Jul 1928; L MUS (Dalhousie) 1947, Associate in music (WBM) 1948, BA (Alberta) 1951.