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J.D.A. Tripp

J.D.A. (John David Alvin or Alexander) Tripp. Pianist, teacher, b Dunbarton, east of Toronto, 10 Jan 1867, d Vancouver 26 Nov 1945; ATCM 1889.

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Catherine Callbeck

In 1988 she returned to politics, this time at the federal level, winning the PEI riding of Malpeque for the Liberals. Following the resignation of PEI premier Joe Ghiz, Callbeck announced she wished to succeed him.

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Élisabeth Gallat-Morin

Élisabeth (Anne) Gallat-Morin (b Gallat). Musicologist, harpsichordist, b Paris 9 Feb 1932, naturalized Canadian 1979; B MUS (Montreal) 1970, MA musicology (Montreal) 1977, PH D musicology (Montreal) 1986.

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Erik the Red

Erik the Red (Eiríkr rauða in Old Norse and Eiríkur rauði in modern Icelandic, a.k.a. Erik Thorvaldsson), colonizer, explorer, chief (born in the Jæren district in Norway; died c. 1000 CE at Brattahlid, Greenland). An Icelandic settler of modest means who was exiled for his involvement in a violent dispute, Erik the Red rose in status as he explored Greenland and founded the first Norse settlement there. One of his sons, Leif Eriksson, led some of the first European explorations of the east coast of North America, including regions that are now part of Arctic and Atlantic Canada.

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Joseph Allard

Joseph Allard, violoneux, composer (born 1 July 1873 in Woodlands [now Léry], QC; died 14 November 1947 near Montréal, QC).

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Blodwen Davies

Blodwen Davies, writer (born at Longueuil, Que 1897; died at Cedar Grove, Ont 10 Sep 1966). Born in the Montréal suburb of Longueuil, Blodwen Davies began writing as a journalist for the Fort William newspaper.

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Emma Caslor

Emma Caslor (b Carmichael, m Finn, m Watson) (b Enid Maude; performed until 1948 as Nina Finn). Folksinger, pianist, b Chilliwack, BC, 18 Dec 1911, d there 25 Dec 1977).

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Anne Marie Moss

Anne Marie Moss. Singer, teacher, b Toronto 6 Feb 1935. Except for lessons in breath control from Portia White in 1955, she did not study formally.

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Bernard Jean

(Joseph Christian) Bernard Jean. Oboist, teacher, conductor, b Kénogami (now Jonquière), Que, 21 Sep 1948; premier prix oboe (CMQ) 1968, premier prix oboe (Paris Cons) 1970, premier prix chamber music (Paris Cons) 1971.

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Lorne Munroe

Lorne Munroe. Cellist, teacher, b Winnipeg 24 Nov 1924. At three he took his first cello lessons on his father, Walter's, violin, to which his teacher, Dezsö Mahalek, had attached a 'leg,' and at 10 he won the senior cello class at the Manitoba (Winnipeg) Music Competition Festival.

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Sir George Robert Parkin

Sir George Robert Parkin, educator (b at Salisbury, NB 8 Feb 1846; d at London, Eng 25 June 1922). In his own words, the "wandering evangelist of Empire," Parkin was a successful teacher at New Brunswick high schools

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Walter Murdoch

Walter (Mackenzie) Murdoch. Union administrator, bandmaster, b Kingston, Ont, 1888, d Toronto 11 Apr 1972. As a boy in Hamilton, Ont, he played alto horn, then cornet and trumpet.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

In 1970, Nattiez became a professor at the University of Montreal, first at the departments of linguistics and French studies, and then at the Faculty of Music where he began to teach musicology in 1972.

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nicholas Nézet-Séguin, CC, OQ, conductor, pianist (born 6 March 1975 in Montréal, QC). Known for brilliance, energy and consummate skill from an uncommonly young age, Yannick Nézet-Séguin made a meteoric rise to prominence as a conductor, particularly of operas. His appointments as music director of Montréal’s Orchestre Métropolitain (2000–) the Philadelphia Orchestra (2012–) and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (2008–18) made him an international star. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada at age 37 and an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec at 40. In 2016, he was named music director of The Metropolitan Opera, a position he officially began in September 2018. His many honours include numerous Félix Awards, the National Arts Centre Award, the Virginia Parker Prize and the Prix Denise-Pelletier.

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Louise Bombardier

Louise Bombardier, actor, author (b at Sherbrooke 11 Jul 1953). After leaving the CEGEP de Saint-Hyacinthe in 1973, she took part in the theatre revolution of the time, known as jeune theatre.

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Boris Roubakine

Pianist, teacher, b Clarens, Switzerland, of Russian parents, 9 May 1908, d Calgary, 30 Apr 1974. He studied piano with his mother 1916-20 and with Mathilde de Ribaupierre in Lausanne.