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Carol Shields

Carol Shields, novelist, poet, playwright, biographer (born at Oak Park, Illinois 2 Jun 1935; died at Victoria, BC 16 Jul 2003). Shields was educated at Hanover College, Indiana, the University of Exeter England, and the University of Ottawa.

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André Prévost

André Prévost (Joseph Gaston Charles), composer, teacher (born 30 July 1934 in Hawkesbury, ON; died 27 January 2001 in Montréal, QC).

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Guy Sylvestre

Joseph Jean Guy Sylvestre, OC, FRSC, librarian, writer, essayist, literary critic, interpreter, (born 17 May 1918 in Sorel, QC; died 26 September 2010 in Ottawa, ON).  Guy Sylvestre was an accomplished literary figure and dedicated public servant who was called a “statesman among librarians.” Sylvestre wrote extensively about Canadian poetry and literature throughout his career. He worked as the private secretary to Louis St. Laurent and as a librarian at the Library of Parliament before serving as head of the National Library of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada) from 1968 to 1983. In this role, he oversaw a massive expansion of the library’s Canadian content and the modernization of library systems across the country. He was president and chair of many major cultural organizations and the author of UNESCO’s Guidelines for National Libraries (1987).  

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Rosita del Vecchio

Rosita (Rosa) del Vecchio. Mezzo-soprano, actress, b Montreal 15 Dec 1846, d there 11 Feb 1881. A descendant of an Italian family which settled in Quebec in the late 18th century, she studied at the Sacré-Coeur Convent in Sault-au-Récollet, where she was a friend of Emma Albani.

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Timothy Maloney

Maloney, S. (Stephen) Timothy. Musicologist, clarinetist, administrator, b Toronto 15 Jan 1947; B MUS (Toronto) 1968, Artists Diploma (Toronto) 1969, M MUS (Catholic U) 1970, DMA (Rochester) 1986.

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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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Lise Boucher

Lise Boucher. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 21 May 1941; premier prix piano (CMM) 1957. She was a piano pupil of Germaine Malépart at the CMM. In 1958 she was awarded the Prix d'Europe, and for the following six years she studied in Paris with Antoine Reboulot, whom she later married.

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Jean-Julien Clossey

Jean-Julien Clossey. Violinist, organist, pianist, conductor, teacher, b Pepinster, Belgium, 3 Jun 1866, naturalized Canadian 1918, d Montreal 16 May 1926. He studied piano and cornet 1873-82 at the Liège Cons while also taking private violin lessons.

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Benoît Poirier

Benoît (Fidèle) (b Benjamin) Poirier (b Perry). Organist, composer, b Tignish, PEI, 17 Oct 1882, d Laval, near Montreal, 7 Oct 1965; BA (St-Joseph, NB) 1902, honorary MA (St-Joseph, NB) 1928.

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Rachel Martel

Rachel Martel. Pianist, teacher, b La Tuque, Que, 12 Mar 1939; premier prix piano (CMQ) 1959. She studied 1953-6 at the École supérieure de musique de Nicolet and 1956-9 at the CMQ with Guy Bourassa. In 1959 she obtained the Prix d'Europe and a Canada Council scholarship.

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Paul Jourdain

Paul (Raymond) Jourdain dit Labrosse. Wood-carver, organ-builder, master carpenter, baptized Montreal 20 Sep 1697, d there 8 Jun 1769.

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Félix R. Bertrand

Félix-R. (Routhier) Bertrand. Organist, pianist, choirmaster, composer, b Montreal 12 Oct 1909, d Moncton, NB, 28 Jul 1978; D MUS (Montreal) 1948. He was the grand-nephew of Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, the author of the words to 'O Canada'.

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Joël Pasquier

Joël Pasquier. Pianist, teacher, b Montmorency, near Paris, 25 Sep 1943, naturalized Canadian 1973; premiers prix piano, chamber music (Paris Cons) 1962.

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Norman Nelson

Nelson, (Richard) Norman. Violinist, b Dublin 1 Aug 1931. He studied 1945-51 with George Strattan at the RCM and with Sascha Lasserson, a pupil of Leopold Auer. Nelson joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1951 and the Sadler's Wells orchestra in 1952.

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Frantz Jéhin-Prume

Jéhin-Prume (b Jéhin), Frantz (b François-Henri). Violinist, composer, teacher, born Spa, Belgium, 18 Apr 1839, died Montreal 29 May 1899; premier prix (Brussels Cons) 1852.