Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rotary Burlington Music Festival: Marie-Caroline Bourque to Adjudicate String, Orchestra, Chamber Groups

Marie-Caroline Bourque
Marie-Caroline Bourque

A native of Montréal, violinist Marie-Caroline Bourque holds a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with David Cerone and David Updegraff. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at the University of Ottawa, studying with Claude Richard and Walter Prystawski. She is also a graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

Ms. Bourque was a winner of the National Arts Centre Bursaries Competition, a laureate of the Czech and Slovak Music Competition in Montréal, as well as a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition. Ms. Bourque has presented solo and chamber recitals in the United States and Canada, and has been featured on Radio-Canada and CBC Radio. She has appeared as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the University of Ottawa Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Strings and Thirteen Strings. Ms.Bourque has maintained a studio of motivated and enthusiastic students for the past seventeen years, and was teaching assistant to David Updegraff at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 2001 to 2003.

After having been a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2010, Ms. Bourque returned to Canada. She is on faculty at Music by the Lake, has performed with a number of ensembles throughout the region, and is a frequent clinician and adjudicator in Southern Ontario. Ms. Bourque is a founding member of Chamber Music Orillia, a flexible professional ensemble unique to Simcoe County.

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