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Jacques Israelievitch

Jacques Israelievitch, CM, violinist, violist, conductor, teacher (born 6 May 1948 in Cannes, France; died 5 September 2015 in Toronto, Ontario). Violinist Jacques Israelievitch was renowned internationally for his versatility, sensitivity and virtuosic technical ability. After studying in Paris and playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony, Israelievitch became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s longest-serving concertmaster (1998 to 2008). A supporter of contemporary music and Canadian composers, he made more than 100 recordings and performed often with noted orchestras and in chamber ensembles worldwide. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

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Louis Muhlstock

Louis Muhlstock, painter (b at Narajow, Poland 23 Apr 1904, d at Montréal 26 Aug 2001), best known as a painter of the Depression. Muhlstock came to Montréal in 1911 and worked for his family's fruit-importing firm.

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Adrienne Roy-Vilandré

Adrienne ('Yohadio') Roy-Vilandré (b Roy, m Vilandré). Soprano, folklorist, b Lévis, near Quebec City, Que, 13 Feb 1893, d Montreal 23 Oct 1978. After taking voice lessons in Quebec City with Isa Jeynevald-Mercier, Victor Occelier, and Berthe Roy she made her debut at the Club musical de Québec.

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Tony Romandini

Tony (Giuseppe Alexander Antonio) Romandini,. Guitarist, composer, arranger, teacher, b Montreal 27 Jul 1928. He studied guitar 1937-40 with a teacher named Calabrese in New York and at 15 played with Maynard Ferguson in Montreal.

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Jean-Pierre Ferland

Jean-Pierre Ferland, author, composer, performer and television host (b Montréal 24 June 1934). Jean-Pierre Ferland started with the Les Bozos singing group in 1959, and then he broke out in 1962 by winning first prize in a Francophonie contest with Feuille de gui.

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Réjane Cardinal

Réjane Cardinal. Mezzo-soprano, (Montreal 25 Dec 1926 - Montreal, June 11, 2000). She took private lessons from Roger Filiatrault (1941-43) and then studied with him for five years at the École supérieure de musique d'Outremont (École Vincent-d'Indy).

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois. Singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Montreal 25 Jun 1944. After studying piano for six years and acting 1962-5 at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Robert Charlebois divided his early career between music and theatre.

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Stephen Willis

Stephen (Charles) Willis. Archivist, musicologist, b Collingwood, Ont, 17 Dec 1946, d Ottawa 11 Sep 1994; AWCM piano 1965, BA (Western) 1969, MA (Columbia) 1971, M PHIL (Columbia) 1974, PH D (Columbia) 1975.

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Ian Carr-Harris

First shown at the Carmen Lamana Gallery in Toronto in the early 1970s, his early sculpture took the influences of Minimalism and Conceptualism in a new direction for Canadian art.

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Monique Leyrac

Monique Leyrac (b Tremblay). Singer, actress, b Montreal 26 Feb 1928. She studied drama with Jeanne Maubourg and in 1943 took the role of Bernadette in Franz Werfel's Le Chant de Bernadette on radio station CKAC's 'Radio-théâtre Lux'.

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Jacqueline Martel

Jacqueline Martel. Soprano, b Quebec City 6 Aug 1940. She began piano studies in 1946 at the Mallet convent in Quebec City and continued in 1952 at the CMQ. In 1955 she began voice lessons there with Ria Lenssens.

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Charles Labelle

Charles Labelle. Choirmaster, composer, conductor, teacher, b Champlain, NY, 15 Aug 1849, d Montreal 21 May 1903. He studied at the Collège de Montréal, where, at 12, he was put in charge of the solfège class and was also the school organist. He became a lawyer in 1873.

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Pierre Boutet

Pierre (André) Boutet. Tenor, radio producer, born Quebec City 6 Nov 1925, died Charlesbourg, Que, 27 Oct 2010; LRCT 1951.

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Henri Delcellier

(Joseph) Henri (Jean) Delcellier. Clarinetist, violinist, conductor, b Béziers, France, 21 Sep 1872, d Montreal 27 Dec 1967. He began clarinet lessons with his father, Joseph Delcellier, and studied violin and theory in Paris at the École Niedermeyer, from which he graduated with a diploma.

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Louis Bouhier

(Joseph Marie Emmanuel) Louis Bouhier. Teacher, choirmaster, b La Marne, France, 8 Nov 1867, d Magog, near Sherbrooke, Que, 22 Jun 1949. Ordained a priest 219 Jun 1893, he joined the Sulpicians. He studied in Nantes, in Paris, and at the Benedictine monastery in Solesmes.

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Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire, painter, illustrator and professor (born 9 June 1916 in Hull, Québec; died 27 November 1965 in Vence, France). He is known chiefly for his festive images of a world of shapes and colours in which the real and the imaginary intertwine.

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Marthe Delcellier

Marthe Delcellier. Cellist, b Laval, France, 8 May 1904. She was the wife of the violinist Pierre Iösch (d 1988), and is the mother of the harpist Marie Iösch-Lorcini. She joined the CSM (MSO) in 1937 and played in that orchestra for 30 years.