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François Papineau-Couture

François Papineau-Couture. Instrument builder, flutist, b Montreal 1 Apr 1953; BA teaching (Montreal) 1972, B MUS (Montreal) 1977. After studying the flute, he undertook a one-year stay in London studying the building of plucked keyboard instruments with John Rawson.

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Charles-Marie Panneton

Charles-Marie Panneton. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Montreal 15 or 17 Jun 1845 (or, according to Musiciens canadiens, 17 Jun 1848), d there 3 Jan 1890. He studied first at Joliette College and later in Montreal with Paul Letondal.

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Pierre Billon

Pierre Billon, novelist (b at Geneva, Switzerland Jun 15 1937). Following studies in education at the Université de Montréal (1965), Pierre Billon taught at the Faculty of Arts there, and at the University of Ottawa. Then he was head of educational publications at Éditions Fides.

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Brigitte Rolland

Brigitte Rolland. Violinist, b Montreal 8 Oct 1964; ARCM 1987. After studies in Montreal with Maurice Onderet (1969-70), Mildred Goodman (1971-80), and Mauricio Fuks (McGill University, 1981-2), she attended the RCM in London where she studied 1983-7 with Rodney Friend.

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Pierre Lagacé

Pierre(-Minier) Lagacé. Priest, educator, b Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Lower Canada (Quebec), 17 Oct 1830, d Quebec City 6 Dec 1884.

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David Milne

Along with American painter Marsden Hartley, David Milne was on the leading of edge of artists bringing European modernism to North America.

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Pegi Nicol MacLeod

In 1936, with Douglas DUNCAN, she helped found the Picture Loan Society. In 1937 she moved to New York but frequently visited Fredericton where she helped found (and taught at) the Observatory Art Centre.

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John Kuchmy

John Kuchmy. Violinist, pianist, b Winnipeg 28 June 1912, naturalized UK 1973, d New Malden, Surrey, Eng, 20 Dec 1988. John Kuchmy studied violin under John Waterhouse and piano with Leonard Heaton in Manitoba.

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Allen Sapp

Sapp is widely regarded as one of Canada's foremost Indigenous painters. Sapp's success as a painter in the realist tradition (associated more with European art) made him a pioneer of the new Indigenous arts.

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Charles Yale Harrison

Charles Yale Harrison, journalist, novelist (born at Philadelphia, PA 16 Jun 1898; died at New York, NY 17 Mar 1954). Born in Philadelphia, Charles Yale Harrison spent his childhood and adolescent years in Montreal.

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Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar, by Québec filmmaker Philippe Falardeau, is a sensitive, intelligent and especially moving work whose story revolves around the cultural gap that all immigrants must pass through on arrival in their new country.

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Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin, born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin, actor (born at Quebec City 22 May 1940, died at Montréal 17 Apr 2011). Michael Sarrazin prepared for the stage at New York City's famed Actors Studio.

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Max Weil

Max Weil. Conductor, violinist, teacher, b Philadelphia 1869, d California 1952(?). He studied the violin in Leipzig under Adolf Brodsky and Hans Sitt, then played in Damrosch's SO in New York for two years.

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Jean Macleod

Jean Macleod. Contralto, harpist, b Pio Pio, New Zealand, of Scottish parents, 18 May 1918; naturalized Canadian 1969. Her mother, Jessie Mary MacLennan, was in her day a leading interpreter of Scottish folk songs.

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Lucius O'Brien

Lucius Richard O'Brien, painter (born 15 August 1832 in Shanty Bay, Upper Canada; died 13 December 1899 in Toronto, ON). Lucius O’Brien was considered the country's most proficient landscape painter in both oil and watercolour.

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William Aide

William (John) Aide. Pianist, teacher, writer, b Timmins, Ont, 27 Mar 1938; LRCT 1959, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1959, B SC music (Juilliard) 1962.

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Anik Bissonnette

Anik Bissonnette, OC, CQ, ballerina, arts administrator (born at Montréal 9 Feb 1962). Québec's best-known ballerina, Anik Bissonnette is renowned for her exceptional musicality, purity of line and extraordinary balances, and for using her technical assurance to plumb exciting emotional depths. After garnering wide acclaim in many performances with Louis Robitaille, she was a principal dancer at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (LGBC) from 1989 to 2007 and made annual appearances at Montréal's Gala des Étoiles from 1983 until 2006. She was artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur from 2004 to 2014, and has been artistic director of the École supérière de ballet contemporain de Montréal since 2010. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalière of the National Order of Québec, she has received the Prix Denis Pelletier and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.