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Denis Bédard

Denis Bédard. Organist, harpsichordist, composer, b Quebec City 13 Jan 1950; deuxième prix harmony (CMQ) 1966, premier prix counterpoint (CMQ) 1970, premier prix fugue (CMQ) 1971, premier prix organ (CMQ) 1972, premier prix harpsichord, premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1973.

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Chamber Music Performance

Chamber music performance. Early evidence of the cultivation of classical chamber music in Canada, mainly by amateur performers, both as an edifying leisure activity and in public concerts, dates from the period 1790-1820.

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Eugène Chartier

Eugène Chartier. Violinist, violist, conductor, teacher, b Montreal ca 1893, d Beaconsfield (Montreal) 1 Nov 1963. He studied violin with Oscar Martel and Alfred De Sève.

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Gwendda Davies

Gwendda (Dorothy Owen) Davies. Pianist, teacher, b Kettleburgh Rectory, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England, 5 Aug 1896, d Winnipeg 4 Jul 1988; LRAM 1912, ARCM 1912.

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Warren Chiasson

Warren Chiasson. Vibraphonist, percussionist, pianist, composer, b Cheticamp, Cape Breton, NS, 17 Apr 1934. Raised in Sydney, NS, he studied at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and at the Maritime Conservatory of Music in Halifax.

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Monique Desroches

Monique Desroches. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Grand-Mère,near Trois-Rivières, Que, 18 Mar 1948; B MUS (Sherbrooke) 1974, MA musicology (Montreal) 1977, PH D musicology (Montreal) 1987.

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Mary Bothwell

Mary Bothwell. Soprano, painter, b Hickson, near Woodstock, Ont, 28 Nov ca 1900, d Switzerland, mid-1970s. At the Canadian Academy of Music, Toronto, she studied singing with Otto Morando and piano with Peter C. Kennedy.

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Tim Brady

Tim (Timothy Wesley John) Brady. Composer, guitarist, b Montreal 11 Jul 1956; BFA (Concordia) 1978, M MUS jazz performance and composition (New England Conservatory) 1980.

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Gordie Brandt

Gordie (Gordon Edward) Brandt. Guitarist, b Regina 20 Jun 1924, d Saskatoon 31 Jul 1983. Raised in Saskatoon, Brandt began playing guitar at 12.

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Robert Charlton Bayley

Robert Charlton Bayley. Educator, organist, choir conductor, composer, b Buctouche, near Moncton, NB, 4 Apr 1913; B SC (New Brunswick) 1934, LTCL 1935, L MUS (McGill) 1938, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970. His teachers included Sister M.

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Marie-Josée Lord

Lord, an orphan from Haiti, arrived in Canada at an early age, adopted by a Québec family. She began piano lessons at seven, studied violin as a teenager and graduated from Marcelle-Mallet private secondary school in Lévis.

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Jean Bonhomme

Jean (Robert Gérard Joseph) Bonhomme. Tenor, b Ottawa 14 Feb 1937, d there19 Jun l986; BA (Ottawa) 1957. He studied 1961-4 with Raoul Jobin privately and 1962-4 with George Lambert at the RCMT, winning the top vocal award in the 1964 CBC Talent Festival.

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Leah Pinsent

She appeared in Eric Till's television drama Glory Enough for All (1988) and continued her studies at the University of Toronto, the Williamstown Theatre in Williamstown, Mass., and the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.

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Jean Beaudet

Jean (Bernard) Beaudet. Pianist, composer, b Ottawa 1 Jun 1950. His father, Rémi, was a professional violinist during the 1930s in Detroit. His mother, the mezzo-soprano Louise Bray, sang in Ottawa and Montreal. Beaudet began playing piano at 10.

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