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François Magnan

François Magnan. Violinist, administrator, b St-Casimir, Que, 11 May 1929. After studies at the CMQ 1946-53 and a premier prix at the Quebec Rotary Club, he was awarded a sholarship by the Royal Society of Canada and by the Ministry of Youth of Quebec.

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Kelly Russell

Kelly Russell. Folk instrumentalist and collector, record producer, b St John's, Nfld, 30 Jun 1956. He studied piano with his mother, Dora Russell, and at 18 taught himself to play the fiddle, subsequently taking up other folk instruments (bouzouki, concertina, tin whistle, dulcimer, Celtic harp.

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Claude Vivier

Vivier's touching music seeks to convey a humanitarian message. In Montréal he cofounded Les Événements du neuf in 1978. The CANADIAN MUSIC COUNCIL named him "composer of the year" for 1981.

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Pierre Bertrand

Pierre Bertrand. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, b Montreal 11 Aug 1938. From 1973 to 1977 he composed, sang, and played bass guitar as a member of the group Beau Dommage, composing several hits ('Tous les palmiers,' 'Le Picbois,' 'Rouler la nuit,') and making records.

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Hélène Panneton

Hélène Panneton. Organist, harpsichordist, teacher, b Sherbrooke, Que, 4 Feb 1952; BA French literature (Sherbrooke) 1972, B MUS (Sherbrooke) 1975, premier prix organ (CMM) 1977, M MUS harpsichord (Montreal) 1982.

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Roy Royal

Roy Royal. Baritone, teacher, producer, administrator, critic; b Edmonton 6 Mar 1895, d Montreal 5 Mar 1968. He studied voice in Edmonton with Eva Gagné-Saint-Germain, a pupil of Guillaume Couture and Romain Bussine. He also studied 1919-21 at the Paris Cons with A.L.

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Jean Benoît

Jean Benoît, surrealist artist (b at Québec c 1922; d at Paris 22 Aug 2010). Benoît studied at the École des beaux-arts in Montréal under Alfred PELLAN.

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Gertrude Huntly Green

Gertrude Huntly Green (b Huntley, m Green, m Durand). Pianist, teacher, b St Thomas, Ont, July 1889, d Victoria, BC,10 Jan 1987. During her career she spelled her family name Huntley and Huntly.

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Danièle Dorice

Danièle (b Dorice) Dorice (b Angers). Singer, teacher (born in Quebec City, Quebec, on 23 July 1935; died in Outremont, Quebec, on 12 March 2018). After singing in Quebec City cabarets, she performed in London, then made extensive tours in Europe, South America, and the Far East.

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Linda Rabin

Linda Rabin, teacher, choreographer and artistic director (b at Montréal 28 Sep 1946). She discovered dancing with Elsie Salomons, Séda Zaré and Birouté Nagys, later becoming a dance graduate of New York's Juilliard School of Music.

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Mary Simmons

Mary Simmons. Soprano, b Philadelphia 29 Jul 1928. She studied violin in Philadelphia with Louis Angeloty for 10 years and voice in New York with Therese Schnabel, receiving the Marian Anderson Scholarship in 1945 and 1946.

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Mary Munn

Mary (Elizabeth) Munn. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Montreal 28 Jun 1909, d Calgary 10 Oct 1991; LRAM 1928, RAM Certificate of Merit 1929, M MUS (New England Cons) 1967, DMA (Boston) 1973, honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1991.

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Lionel Daunais

Noël Ferdinand Lionel Daunais, baritone, composer, lyricist (born 30 December 1901 in Montréal, QC; died 18 July 1982 in Montréal).

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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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Graham George

Graham (Elias) George. Composer, teacher, theorist, organist-choirmaster, conductor, b Norwich, England, 11 Apr 1912, d Kingston, Ont, 9 Dec 1993; ACCO 1934, ARCO 1935, FCCO 1936, B MUS (Toronto) 1936, D MUS (Toronto) 1939.

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Paul Anka

As one of the leading teen idols of the day, Paul Anka was as popular in Europe as he was in North America.

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Karim Ouellet

Karim Ouellet, Quebec songwriter, composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (born 8 December 1984 in Dakar, Senegal; died 17 January 2022 in Quebec City, Qc). He is the standard-bearer of an intelligent brand of pop music flavoured with soul, reggae, folk and electroacoustic elements. His poise, velvety voice and catchy refrains make him a distinctive artist. In 2007, he started working more and more with Quebec City artists (CEA, Webster, Limoilou Starz) and was part of the band Movèzerbe. At the same time, he set the stage for his solo career by taking part in the 5 fois 5 music project at the Théâtre Petit Champlain, a showcase for young, up-and-coming Quebec artists. He later played at the Francofolies music festival in La Rochelle, France. In 2009, he made a strong impression by making it to the finals at the Granby International Song Festival. In 2011, with his first album, Plume, Karim Ouellet caught the eye of both the public and the music industry. He won the Pop Album of the Year award at the Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec, which recognizes excellence in independent music. In 2012, he had his first hit, “L’amour,” from his album Fox, earning him his first major public recognition.

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Bernard R. Laberge

Bernard R. Laberge (La Berge, LaBerge). Impresario, organist, pianist, critic, b Quebec City 11 Oct 1891, naturalized US 1940, d New York 28 Dec 1951. He studied at the Séminaire de Rimouski, NB, and at Laval University.